These are very strange times that we are currently living in and we hope you are keeping well. For some, it may be very tough and we want you to know that we are here for you.

Here is a list of support services below which you may find very helpful during this time, depending on what your worry is. Please see below;

Covid-19 information for young people

Place2be
https://www.place2be.org.uk/
Support for emotional wellbeing with lots of useful information to help explain the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Healthy Young Minds
https://www.healthyyoungmindslsc.co.uk/information/children-and-young-people/coronavirus
Support for emotional wellbeing with lots of useful information to help explain the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Health and Wellbeing

Refresh
https://refreshbwd.com/
The Refresh health and wellbeing website has been redesigned to be much more focused on supporting health and wellbeing, specifically during these unusual and challenging times.

Support for your Emotional Health and Wellbeing

KOOTH
https://www.kooth.com/
KOOTH is a free, safe and anonymous online counseling support if you are feeling low, worried and would like to talk to someone online.
Anna Freud
https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/
Link to an evidence based support site with ideas for self-help and self-care.
YOUNG MINDS
https://youngminds.org.uk/For crisis helpline text YM to 85258 for 24/7 support.
Young minds telephone helpline for parents and carers: 0808 8025544
Young minds has great support for helping you navigate your feelings during the Coronavirus lockdown.
CHILDLINE
https://www.childline.org.uk/
0800 11 11 (free phone, 24 hours)
If you are feeling down, stressed, anxious or lonely and want to talk to someone, free confidential help and advice is available for young people up to 19 years old.
PAPYRUS
https://papyrus-uk.org/
Non-judgmental support, practical advice and information to teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 years who are worried about how they are feeling or anyone who is concerned about a young person.
SAMARITANS
https://www.samaritans.org/
116 123 (free phone, 24 hours)
Samaritans is there to listen to your worries. They are free to ring and will help you to talk through your stresses.
BEAT
https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
Youthline 0808 801 0711 (Mon-Fri 12-8pm, Sat-Sun 4-8pm)
BEAT is the UK’s eating disorder charity: a guide and friend for anyone for anyone affected by an eating disorder and those supporting them.
NEST
https://nestlancashire.org/
0300 111 0323
Support for young people in Lancashire up to 18 years who have been affected by crime or subjected to bullying, threats or harassment. 
CRUSE bereavement care
https://www.cruse.org.uk/
0808 808 1677
If someone has died and you are struggling with your loss.
GRIEF ENCOUNTER
https://www.griefencounter.org.uk/
0808 802 0111 (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm)
Support for bereaved children and young people.

Online Safety

THINK U KNOW
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Advice and guidance for keeping safe online. What to do if you need help or wish to report and online incident.
CEOP Internet Safety Centre
https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/
Advice about staying safe, managing your identity, dealing with pressure, bullying or manipulative behaviour online.

Substance Support

Go2
https://www.changegrowlive.org/go2-blackburn-with-darwen
Counselling and support for young people about drugs, alcohol and smoking.
FRANK
https://www.talktofrank.com/
Text 82111
0300 123 6600
Advice and guidance on drug and alcohol use. Information on effects of drugs and how to get support if you’re struggling during lockdown.
STOP SMOKING SERVICE
http://www.quitsquad.nhs.uk/index.php
0800 328 6297 (free phone)
If you’re struggling with smoking and you want to reduce and quit. This team will help you make a plan to beat the cravings.

Domestic Abuse

The Wish Centre
www.thewishcentre.org/young-people/
01254 260465
Advice for young people who have witnessed or experienced domestic abuse in the past or those who may be vulnerable to abusive relationships or need support in building positive friendships and relationships.
National Domestic Violence Helpline
0800 2000 247 (free phone, 24 hours)
 
RUNAWAY HELPLINE
https://www.runawayhelpline.org.uk/
Call/Text 116 000 (free phone, 24 hours)
Run by the UK Charity Missing People for young people thinking about running away or anyone who is worried that someone they care about is going to run away.

Sexual Health and Relationship Advice

Brook 
https://www.brook.org.uk/
Please call 01254 268700
Free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing experts. Brook is located in Blackburn and operating telephone consultations at these times.

Monday 12:00 – 17:30
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 12:00 – 17:30
Thursday CLOSED
Friday 12:00 – 17:30
Saturday 11:00- 14:30
Sunday CLOSED

SEXWISE
https://www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk/
For information and support about sexual health, contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, unplanned pregnancies and where to go for help if you’ve been sexually assaulted.

General health support

https://www.eric.org.uk/ Support for young people with continence issues. Advice, guidance and online support.

Apps for support

Headspace App for mindfulness to help bring some calm into your day.
Period Tracker apps If you are struggling with your periods, or losing track with them, then your app store/google play have a variety of apps for supporting you with managing your periods and wellbeing.
Gratitude apps When it’s hard to feel the sunshine in cloudy days, gratitude apps help you to see the positives, however small and have good outcomes to improve your wellbeing.

 

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