School nurses lead and deliver the Healthy Child Service for 5 to 19 year olds, working with children, young people and their families and have a key role in supporting children and young people in school settings. They:
Young people can contact the school nurses confidentially by texting or calling telephone: 07833 437363, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm
Maintaining emotional and mental wellbeing is always important. The Covid-19 situation can bring special challenges, and there is support to help.
Self-assessment, audio guides and other tools you can use while staying at home. There is information about stress, anxiety, sleep and low mood and there are tips about accessing further NHS support if you need it. NHS also has information about the Child and Mental Health Services, (CAMHS) in our area.
Text Service: Any young person in the York area aged between 11-21 who is struggling with their mental health can text 07483167931 to arrange speaking to a supporter around their mental health. They will get a text back within 48 hours to either arrange a phone call or a text conversation, depending on preference.
Telephone Drop-In: Young people aged 11-21. Chat about anything you are struggling with. You can also use the drop in to find out more about the other services below, and sign up for them if you would like.Text 07483 167931 and ask to speak on the phone or by text. You will get a reply within 48 hours. If you would like a phone call, this text will include a time for that phone call within the next 7 days.
Online Video Groups: Via Zoom for 11-15 year olds and 16-21 year olds. There will be new rounds of these groups starting across Summer. Text 07483167931 to enquire, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://www.yorkmind.org.uk/how-we-help/refer/ You do not need to decide what group to access before enquiring.
Web based confidential support service designed specifically for young people. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays, and 6pm to 10pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis for text based conversations, or young people can access regular, booked, online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours, young people can message the Kooth team and get support by the next day. Check out the Kooth.com website for articles, forums and discussion boards.
Information helpline for under 25 year olds 0808 808 4994, 4pm -11pm everyday.
Webchat, (10-18 years old) 7days a week 4pm -11pm.
Telephone counselling for up to 25 year olds.
Advice pages for coping with self-isolation and maintaining emotional wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tips and advice for young people about emotional resilience and wellbeing.
Free online podcasts and sessions for mindfulness to help stay in the present moment, and remove a focus on the things that may stress or worry us.
A supportive online community where you can listen, share and be heard.
Support for domestic abuse. Online chat if you are isolated with someone you are afraid of, (3pm - 6pm Monday-Friday).
Help if you or a young person you know is thinking about suicide.
Private, confidential advice and support. Telephone 0800 1111.