Speak to someone
Live chat - Talk to us on CAMHS live 9am-9pm Monday - Friday.
Text a school nurse - for friendly, helpful advice. This service is designed for 11-19 year olds: 07507 329 600 Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
Phone - the consultation line for parents, carers, young people and professionals is available 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday on call 0800 170 7055.
If you are in a crisis, at risk of self-harm or suicide – the CAMHS crisis team is open 24/7 and can be accessed by calling 0800 170 7055.
- Text Shout to 85258 at any time day or night. You can find out more by accessing the Give a Shout website here.
- If your life is at imminent risk, call 999 for emergency help.
Get some vibes
Music can have a positive impact on our mental wellbeing. Our CAMHS team has put together a playlist of songs that make them smile, check it out:
What songs make you smile? Let us know and we will add them to our next playlist
Try some prompt cards and worksheets
We have developed some worksheets, promo cards and other tips, that some people find helpful
How about trying some apps?
Note: NHFT provide the following links as suggested tools, we cannot take any responsibility for content provided on third party websites
Self care and mental health care
Find some inspiration
We have brought together some of the best ideas, inspiration and quotes on our Pintrest board.
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Find powerful influencers
We have spoken to the young people we work to look for the influencers on social media that inspire them. Let us know who else you think should be on this list - email: Participation@nhft.nhs.uk
Body positivity and eating disorders
Recovery Conner - body positivity and eating disorder advocate
You can head to the Recovery Conner's Instagram or listen to his podcast to find out more about eating disorders and body positivity.
Jay Shetty - body and mind positivity advocate and author
You can access Jay Shetty's website or his YouTube channel to find out more about body and mind positivity, or listen to his podcast On Purpose.
Hope Virgo - body positivity and eating disorder advocate
You can access Hope Virgo's website, or her Twitter or Instagram for more information on body positivty and how she overcame her eating disorder
PsychologywithLee - raises mental health awareness
You can access Psychology with Lee on her Instagram
Honestly Holisitic - anxiety and wellbeing
You can access Honestly Holisitic's Instagram to find out more about how to manage anxiety.
The Depression Project - breaking down stigma on depression and mental health
You can access The Depression Project's website for more information on their work against mental health stigma. Find out more about The Depression Project on their Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok channels.
Anonymous Positive Love - positivity and quotes
You can access Anonymous Positive Love on Instagram
The Good Quote - wellbeing and motivation
You can access the Good Quote on Instagram
Read new ideas and updates
Some helpful tips
Things that can help keep you mentally well…
- Good physical health, eating well, exercising
- Going outside and getting some fresh air
- Taking part in activities, joining groups or classes in something you enjoy
Other important factors that help keep you mentally well…
- Feeling valued and understood
- Having opportunity’s to learn and succeed
- Feeling you have control over your own life
- Having a sense of belonging
- Having the strength to cope when things so wrong
- Recognizing what you are good and focusing on your strengths
Read new ideas
Developing new ideas and reading others experiences are a great way to support our wellbeing. Check out our blog for inspirations and ideas.
Relax and game
Here are some of favourite relaxing games:
Note: NHFT provide the following links as suggested tools, we cannot take any responsibility for content provided on third party websites or apps. NHFT does not endorse any adverts that appear on this third-party content.
Numpuz – classic number games and free riddle puzzle
You can access Hoop Stars on the Google Play store here
You can access Hoops Stars on the Apple app store here
Listen to podcasts
We have asked some of the young people we work with for recommendations of what to watch on YouTube.
These are some of our favourite podcasts. Access these on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts
Note: NHFT provide the following podcasts as suggested tools, we cannot take any responsibility for content provided on third party podcasts
- Get sleepy with Spotify podcast
- Good Vibes, Good Life with Vex King
- Happy Place with Fearne Cotton
- I-Weigh with Jameela Jamil
- Mental: destigmatise mental health
- Mindful in minutes
- Open mind with Frankie Bridge
- Radio headspace by Headspace
- Recovery Connor
- The Introvert's Bubble
- The self care club
- The Waiting Room with Dr Alex George
Other things to watch
- Red Table Talk with The Smiths