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Links for Mental Health and General Wellbeing

We have pulled together all the good links we have received for mental health and general wellbeing during this period.


The new JUST TALK website provides a host of useful information to YP families and professionals during COVID 19: https://www.justtalkherts.org/news/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus.aspx

Many of the JustTalk partner organisations have been busy creating new resources, and online training modules in response to COVID 19. Here are some highlights from this week:

PUBLIC HEALTH - Hertfordshire Support for Families, CYP and Adults in Hertfordshire and beyond - Nutrition and Activity

The OLLIE FOUNDATION – Online Training Schedule - includes fun, upbeat wellbeing programmes for teens, through to pandemic anxiety specific sessions and suicide prevention training for adults.

MIND IN MID HERTS -  Spot the signs and emotional wellbeing webinar , with many additional free webinar sessions taking place – full schedule: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/hertfordshire-mind-network-26443271185

BOUNCE FORWARD - are holding regular sessions for parents to build vital skills to help their children be more resilient during this uncertain time.  To book visit: https://bounceforward.com/raising-resilience-free-session/


A recent letter which was sent out via Hertfordshire schools giving lots of helpful links that focus on how we can all look after our mental health and emotional wellbeing during this time. We are aware that you have already been provided with significant medical and practical advice on how to manage the virus pandemic within your setting and therefore the below links focusses on looking after mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Download the school letter here


In addition, below are a number of useful mindfulness apps:-

CALM

#1 App for Mindfulness and Meditation. (Available on iOS, Android & Web)

Breathe2Relax

The relaxation app trains you on the “belly breathing” technique that has proven benefits for your overall mental health. (Available on iOS and Android)

Stress Check by Azumio

This app takes you on a deep breathing exercise to promote calmness and can bring your heart rate down in five minutes. The app provides instant feedback with breath and pulse monitoring and tracks long-term progress. (Available on Android)

Happify

The Happify app is a way to make a game of all the positive psychology tricks you know might work, but make you feel kind of silly when you actually do them. You'll start by taking a quick test that assesses the areas of happiness you should work on. Then, you're presented with a few "tracks" that can help get you to your goals. (Available on iOS and Android)

MeeTwo

An award winning free fully moderated app for teens, which provides peer support, expert help, inbuilt educational and creative resources as well as in app links to UK charities and helplines. MeeTwo allows young people to experiment with what it feels like to open up without drawing attention to themselves while positive feedback and social support builds confidence, increases wellbeing and promotes emotional resilience. (Available on iOS and Android)

Moment

Moment tracks how much time you spend on your phone each day. (Available on iOS)

Stepfinder

StepFinder pin-points your nearest local support service and shows you how to get there using your phone. It shows you tips and recommendations from other young people, so you know what to expect when you use a service for the first time. (Available on iOS)

 

For ANXIETY

SAMAPP: APPS FOR ANXIETY

SAM is an application to help you understand and manage anxiety. (Available on iOS and Android)

PACIFICA

Daily tools for stress, anxiety, and depression alongside a supportive community. Based on cognitive behavioural therapy & mindfulness meditation. (Available on iOS, Android & Web)

Thrive: Feel Stress Free

When you log in it gives you different tips to help you relieve stress/anxiety. There are tabs for meditation, deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, and more. (Available on iOS and Android)

BASE

An app designed to help manage stress and anxiety. By learning more about how and why we experience anxiety at different times and in different situations we can be less fearful. (Available on Android)

MindShift

An app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. (Available on iOS and Android)

Smiling Mind

Trying to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life? This app can help you launch into a regular practice of mindfulness meditations. (Available on iOS and Android)

Wysa Happiness Chabot

Wysa helps to build emotional resilience by talking to you about your situation. Over 60 psychologists and 10,000 users have provided specific inputs to shape how Wysa helps them. (Available on iOS and Android)

I love Hue

When you feel like you have no control, this app can help sooth you by creating simple visual harmonies from mosaic tiles. (Available on iOS and Android)

Anxious Minds

Anxious minds are a charity that was set up by sufferers of anxiety and depression, to provide free support to all suffers of anxiety and depression. (Available on Android)

Worry Watch

This journaling tool has a simple user interface where users can log instances of worry, fear, and anxiety. They can also add the outcome of each situation, which provides a comparison between expectation and reality that helps reduce anxiety over time. (Available on iOS)

 

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