Here you will find a series of short video clips for children and young people explaining important changes to the SEN and disability support system.
Three young people describe, in an intensely personal way, how the transition from CAMHS felt for them. They discuss the onset of their mental health problems and their experience of transition to adult services, which they describe as scary, confusing, and ‘like falling down a cliff with rocky bits’.
A Stoke-on-Trent-based charity has launched a new free phone service for young people who need support with their mental health.
Younger Mind, part of North Staffs Mind, is offering the telephone support service to 11 to 18-year-olds in the city.
The new number - 0800 0051 445 - will go live today (18 April) and will be available every Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm.
A Thursday evening service will be launched next week (26 April), between 4pm and 9pm.
Young people can talk about issues such as bullying, friendships, family life, school, relationships and anything else that affects them emotionally.
The support and advice service will be confidential, but if it is felt that a young person is at risk, the charity may need to share information to ensure they get the right help.
The service will not be able to offer emergency or crisis support. Any young person in immediate danger should call 999 or Papyrus’ HopeLineUK on 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786209697.
For more information about North Staffs Mind, visit nsmind.org.uk.
Some people with a learning disability, autism or both do not know what NHS 111 is. This is a short film for people with learning disabilities, autism or both which shows:
- what NHS 111 is for
- what to expect during a 111 call
- tips on how to have a good 111 call.