If you need help, reach out. There’s loads of support out there. Here's some relief for frazzled minds.
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#BlackLivesMatter - open space
Thursday 18 June, 5 to 6pm, Spiral Skills invite Lambeth's young black community to a Safe Space Session on Zoom. A live video session led by Wayne James and Abdoul Ndambi. Inviting you to share frustrations, hopes or fears. Register here and check out Instagram for more info.
Coping with the new normal
Read Rachel’s blog on the Young Minds website. She’s thinking about how work will be now and about different ways of working. She’s facing up to the anxiety the unknown can bring. She’s stressing the importance of self-care.
Out of Sight documentary
Young black men from Lambeth talk about their mental health:
Dealing with an eating disorder in lockdown
Young Minds talk to Eve about recovering from an eating disorder in lockdown. She gives tips for people struggling with eating problems.
If you live with unhealthy relationships, you are more likely to get low moods, depression or anxiety. Check out @ProjectYANA17 if you’re worried and remember, it’s not your fault!
Music to de-stress
Ever tried classical music? Paul Sarcich, Morley College lecturer has shared his favourite music for relaxing and letting go of stress.
Online one-to-one mentoring plus online tuition in music, graphic design and video. Sign up, get support and develop creative skills.
Kooth online counselling
Kooth online counselling for 11-25 year olds. Free, private, one-to-one support from counsellors. 12 noon to 10pm weekdays. 6pm to 10pm weekends, 52 weeks a year. Log on at Kooth
Shout - text support
Shout gives free, confidential support, 24/7 via text. Text SHOUT to 85258 to text-chat with trained volunteers who can listen and help with problem-solving.
The Mix text, helpline and online chat
The Mix is a free 24/7 crisis messenger text service for anyone 25 and under, on 85258. There’s a listening and signposting helpline on 0808 808 4994 and a one-to-one online chat service. Find out more about The Mix. and watch the '100 People Give Us Tips For Isolation' film.
Lambeth Families Information Directory
Search for support, advice or mentoring near you using the Family Information Directory
A mental health crisis might make you think you can’t cope. Having high levels of anxiety, thinking about suicide or self-harm, having hallucinations or hearing voices are signs of crisis.
Get more help to deal with a mental health crisis on the NHS website
You can get support from your GP or South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust’s SLAM crisis line on 0800 731 2864
Papyrus supports young people thinking of suicide. Their helpline is open 9am to 10pm weekdays, 2pm to 10pm weekends and bank holidays on 0800 068 4141
Something to think about?
Body & Soul
Watch YouTube videos. Develop skills to help deal with distress and self-harm, and prevent harmful behaviours.
Register for weekly MindSET Livestreams
Try a self-soothe box
Young Minds think it's a helpful tool if you feel anxiety or panic. BBC Bitesize explains.
Don't get the Lockdown Blues