Further information & support for Emotional health and Wellbeing
There are a number of organisations and NHS services that support children and young people; parents and carers, some are listed below:
A digital mental health support service for children and young people, with access to an online community of peers and a team of experience counsellors. Access is free, with no waiting lists and no thresholds. https://www.kooth.com/
Mind your way
Support for young people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly https://mindyourway.co.uk/find-support/
Five ways to wellbeing gives tips on how to improve your emotional wellbeing.
We Are With You (formerly AddAction)
We Are With You provide free and confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health. We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.
Tel: 01872 300816
Offers one to one support and sessions in school/ college to young people aged 11 – 18 years who are struggling with drug and alcohol use.
The YZUP We Are With Youn service provides a targeted and specialist outcome focused, recovery oriented, community alcohol and drug treatment system for young people on behalf of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Drug and Alcohol Action Team (CIOSDAAT) partnership. We provide high quality, effective and safe community based specialist substance misuse treatment services to children and young people primarily aged between 11 and 18 years of age and resident in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, who are experiencing substance related harm, and support that enables universal and targeted services for children and young people to respond to substance misuse issues.
Tel: 01872 300816 Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
If you are 16 years or over you can access a range of talking therapies and groups through this service, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and stress and anger management. You can refer yourself via the website.
Outlook Southwest provide a number of services including assessment for Asperger’s. If you would like to be referred to this service, you should discuss this possibility with your GP, who can complete our practitioner referral form.
Transfer of Outlook Southwest services: Please be note that from the 1st April 2020 NHS services provided by Outlook South West have been transferred to Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT).
https://youngminds.org.uk/ has a range of support and information for young people and parents about young peoples’ mental health and a section on looking after yourself. https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/
There are some online NHS resources available to help support your mental wellbeing. Including NHS Live Well website https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/
NHS Every Mind Matters
There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental health and
wellbeing – take a quiz to get started and get a free plan, expert advice and
The website also has information about mental health and useful tips to support
yourself and others. https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
NHS Mood Zone
Advice on stress, anxiety and depression
NHS 24/7 Helpline
To talk to someone about your mental wellbeing you can call the 24/7 NHS mental health telephone support, advice and triage helpline
0800 038 5300
Support is available to anyone, regardless of age, all day every day. If you or someone you know feels they need to access urgent mental health support, they will listen to you and asses how best to help.
Childline is a free private and confidential service where you can talk about anything, whatever your worry and whenever you need help, online and by phone. Tel: 0800 1111 website: https://www.childline.org.uk/
Prevention of young suicide charity, can support you if you are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a young person Hopeline: 0800 068 41 41 email: email@example.com website: https://papyrus-uk.org/
The Samaritans are a listening service available 24hrs a day 365 days a year Tel: 116 123 free from any phone
email: firstname.lastname@example.org this takes 24hrs for a response but sometimes writing your feelings down can help you understand them better.
Man down is a Cornish based group offering a safe space to meet the current emotional and mental health needs of men who are struggling to cope with the everyday pressures facing them in our modern society. There are meetings held in Scilly every two weeks and are advertised on their Facebook page.
First Light provides specialist support to victims – male and female, adult and child – of sexual violence and domestic abuse in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
Contact: Safer futures Cornwall and Isles of Scilly – Domestic abuse & sexual violence service
Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Independent Sexual Violence Advisory Service (ISVA)
Cornwall Bereavement Network is supporting Bereaved Families During Covid-19
Visit www.cornwallbereavementnetwork.org for a list of charities and services able to offer
support to those bereaved, from any cause and of any age. You can also contact them on
01208 834 620 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (please note hosted by PALS CFT)
Alternatively if you need support with the process and practicalities that you are having to
cope with following a bereavement then please call 01872 252 713 9am-4pm Mon-Fri.
Please download pdf for further information here
Five Islands Academy has a useful directory of organisations to help with bereavement as well as a visual list of books explain bereavement to children. For further information click here
Supporting Bereaved Children during the Coronavirus Outbreak. For information and advice on how to support a child when a death occurs during Covid-19 click here.
YGAM (The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust)
YGAM is a national charity with a social purpose to inform, educate, safeguard and build digital resilience amongst young and vulnerable people. Helping them to make informed decisions and understand the consequences around gambling and gaming.
If you are a professional working with young people aged 7-25, YGAM offer free training and educational
resources on gaming and gambling in the UK as well as help and advice.
Find out more at www.ygam.org.
If you are a parent looking for information around problematic gaming and gambling in 7 to 25 year olds,
looking for support to build resilience and establish a health online/offline balance then visit their website
Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ charity working across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West, providing:
Help and Support
Visit their website for further information www.intercomtrust.org.uk
Helpline number: 0800 612 3010