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Looking after your mental health during the Covid-19 Pandemic


Looking after your mental health

Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current coronavirus (COVID-19), can be scary and can affect our mental health. While it is important to stay informed, there are also many things we can do to support and manage our wellbeing during such times. The Mental Health Foundation has some great guidance on looking after your emotional wellbeing during this time which can be found here

If you or someone you know is struggling at the moment, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust has a 24 hour helpline people can contact. Either ring 0800 915 4640 or text 'Hello' to 07860 022846. Find out more on their website here

Children and Young People's Wellbeing

Blackburn with Darwen CCG Blackburn with Darwen secondary schools have been successful in obtaining funding for mental health support for pupils. Staff from East Lancashire Children and Adolescents' Services will provide one to one and group support for young people who need someone to talk to. Please find attached the leaflet informing parents about this new provision. 

Since the outbreak, Healthy Young Minds have created three dedicated webpages about coronavirus (COVID-19), which are added to daily. These pages, aimed specifically at children and young people, parents and carers and professionals are a hub of resources that are easily accessible. They contain all the latest guidance, self-help resources and service updates. If you or someone you know requires information or support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, they can be sure to find it on the Healthy Young Minds website.

To access the information and guidance, follow the links below.

Kooth now also provides online support for children and young people 10 - 18 years old  and age 25 and under with SEND in Blackburn with Darwen. Big White Wall has also been commissioned across Lancashire and South Cumbria for young people aged over 16 years.