SMHL Tel: 08000 0309 500 The Children and young people’s Sussex mental health line is a mental health support line and information service for children, young people, parents and carers. The service offers listening support, advice, information and signposting to anyone experiencing difficulties, or who may be in crisis and in urgent need
Below are some strategies that sometimes help distract a person when they have thoughts of self harm. . Pinging an elastic band . Holding cold ice cubes against the skin . Drawing on skin . Tight or heavy clothing . Being held tightly . Rubbing on cream . Chewing something with a strong taste
A Self-Isolation Journal template, created by Lorna-Belle Harty, which can be printed off and used to help plan your day during this difficult time. Any feedback would be gratefully received. To print off a copy please click here.
The Youth Emotional Support (YES) team provides a free service for young people aged 11-18 looking for support for their wellbeing. They can support you with mood, anxiety, relationship issues, self-injury, self esteem and significant live events. They provide this in a one-one support and group working capacity. You can self refer to their services
Here are some self help links to websites that some patients find useful: https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/ http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/ https://moodgym.com.au/ Information for parents/carers https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/ https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/ https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/free-therapy-or- counselling/ https://moodcafe.co.uk/ https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/ This is an Australian site that has some useful resources which may be helpful: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/ This is a recommended YouTube channel that says it in simple ways and isn’t trying
Time to Talk is a friendly and approachable NHS service offering talking therapies for a variety of conditions. https://www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/services/servicedetails.htm?directoryID=16358 Self-referral form https://gateway.mayden.co.uk/referral-v2/6293419b-f31d-49fe-9a81-cdd0bb49118d
Who you can speak to if you feel unsafe: Call NHS 111 who have a crisis support part of their service and can call an ambulance to take you to a place of safety as needed Call Sussex mental health line 03005000101. This is available outside of normal GP hours Call us here in the