EXTRA GUIDANCE DURING COVID-19
MindMate is a Leeds based website for families, professionals, children and young people around youth mental health. If you’re a young person, MindMate can help you understand they way you’re feeling and find the right advice and support. If you’re a parent, carer or professional, MindMate can help you support a young person you know. We would recommend hovering over the young person’s tab, clicking ‘games’ and then selecting ‘stress pot’, as this is a timely and helpful activity to do with your children.
Clear Fear is an app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and uses the evidence based treatment for CBT to focus on learning to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions. You can personalise the app if you so wish and you will be able to track your progress and notice change.
Calm Harm is an award winning app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and uses the evidence based therapy called Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self harm. You can do it in private by setting a password, and personalise the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice change.
Young Minds – Take 20 Parents Activities Talking to your child about how they’re feeling can be hard. By taking 20 minutes with them to do an activity you’ll both enjoy, you’ll create a relaxed space to start the conversation.
Anna Freud Self Care Strategies
Anna Freud consulted with a wide variety of young people to create a portal of self care strategies to help young people manage their wellbeing. Advice to give to young people: it’s up to you to decide what helps. If it works, keep on doing it. If it doesn’t, stop and try something else. Any you can help Anna Freud build an evidence-base for these activities by letting them know what works by clicking on the ‘Did this activity help your mental wellbeing’ button on each page. This will help them decide which ones to research further.