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Urgent help for Mental Illness in Children
If your child is suicidal or experiencing hallucinations, manic or other severe mental health behaviour please call the practice and ask for an urgent appointment in order to ask for a referral to Childrens Mental Health Services (CAMHS). If the surgery is closed call 111 for urgent advice or help.
Papyrus (Young Persons Samaritans Helpline
For young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing suicidal ideation alongside the Samaritans there is also an organisation called PAPYRUS who offer support and advice. They also have a helpline that can be contacted 0800 068 4141 and are open between 10:00am and 10pm weekdays. 2pm-10pm on weekends and Bank Holidays.
PAPYRUS helpline can also be contacted by concerned parents, friends and will be offered support and advice.
Less-Urgent problems with Mental Health in Children
Childrens Society drop in sessions in Shrewsbury and Ludlow- temporarily changed to an email service see below
Local Mental Heath Services for Children during COVID
Young people can email AskBeam@childrenssociety.org.uk asking for support. Once they have emailed, an automatic response will ask for some more information. When this has been completed, a team member will contact them to discuss what help they need, and when the best time would be for a practitioner to call them. Calls will be booked in with practitioners within usual drop-in times.
Parents/Carers: If you feel your child(ren)/young person would benefit from support from BEAM, please take a look at their website https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/beam/coronavirus. For young people aged 13+ please ask them to contact BEAM via AskBeam@childrenssociety.org.uk. For young people who are aged 13 and under, you will need to contact BEAM on their behalf via AskBeam@childrenssociety.org.uk. As with the face to face drop-ins, the young person should want to engage, and be able to do so over the phone.
Other Useful Links: Apps and websites to support emotional health and wellbeing (click for link)
National organisations & Online Resources for parents/carers (click for link)
BEAM continues to innovate and adapt. This is an enormous effort from every corner of The Children’s Society to ensure they can continue to offer support to the children and young people they work with. For more information about how the charity is working at the moment, or to donate to their emergency Coronavirus appeal, please go to their website at https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/
Counselling in Schools for Young People,
Online and face to face Counselling Services for young people
The website also offers peer support, self-help material and gives children and young people access to live forums. The website is available 24 hours; there will be professional counsellors available for live online chats at the following times:
12:00 to 22:00 (Monday to Friday)
18:00 to 22:00 (Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays)
For more information visit Kooth – www.kooth.com
A note for parents: Where the young person’s needs are greater than what Kooth can provide the service will be able to refer them directly to access specialist mental health help through either Healios or the Children’s Mental Health Services.
Healios provide psychological therapies online which are delivered by qualified practitioners (the same kind as those based in NHS services). The service is available between 8am and 9pm, 7 days a week.
Healios can only be accessed via a referral from Childrens Mental Health Services or via Kooth.
For more information visit Healios – healios.org.uk
Young Shropshire in Work (YSiW)