MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

We can get through this together

Many of us are worried about the coronavirus and how it will affect us and our loved ones. For those with mental health problems, we have never felt more isolated and alone. For Mental health awareness week, it's important that we all use past experiences to help those in need. No matter what remember,  you're never alone.

8 Relaxation tips for your mental health 

(Mind, 2021)

  1. Take a break - take a moment to step away from the stress

  2. Try active relaxation - this can be sitting still or a gentle exercise

  3. Focus on breathing deeply - breathe more deeply to feel calmer

  4. Get creative - get in touch with your artistic side e.g. painting

  5. Spend time in nature - spend time outside in green spaces 

  6. Listen to music - connect your emotions and distract thoughts

  7. Carry out a tech check - take a break from tech to relax

  8. Picture yourself somewhere peaceful - your imagination helps

    Finally, it's okay to ask for help.

Support contact numbers:

  • NHS - 111

  • Police - 999

  • NSPCC Hear2Help Young People Service - 01733 207620

  • NSPCC free helpline - 0808 800 5000

  • Children's Safeguarding Team, Health - 01480 418633

  • Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service - 07780495317

  • Special Education Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) - 01223 699211

Helpful websites:

Childline - www.childline.org.uk

Bullying UK - www.bullying.co.uk

Kidscape (preventing bullying and child abuse) - www.kidscape.org.uk

Think U know (internet safety) - www.thinkuknow.co.uk

The Kite Trust (gender and sexuality support) - www.kitetrust.org.uk

MIND (mental health issues) - www.mind.org.uk

Cambs Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence  - www.cambsdav.org.uk

Womens Aid (against domestic violence) - www.womensaid.org.uk

Against Violence and Abuse - www.avaproject.org.uk

If you have any concerns or for futher support, please contact:   

Ben Martin

Designated Safeguarding Lead

ben@psatraining.org.uk

01733 516000

Liz Howarth

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

elizabeth.howarth@psatraining.org.uk

01733 516000

Dave Mortimer 

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

david.mortimer@psatraining.org.uk

01733 516000