My Account routine maintenance 5 - 8 March 2021

We are carrying out some maintenance work on our My Account system between 5 - 8 March 2021. Some services will be unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Affected services

4. Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Public Health England’s new Psychological First Aid for children and young people e-learning

This free, short online course is aimed at frontline or essential workers and volunteers who come into contact with children and young people aged 0-25 during emergency and crisis situations. This course and our Wellbeing for Education Return materials - including our ‘Every interaction matters’ webinar for education staff - are designed to complement one another, with both covering the ‘look, listen, link’ framework.

Those who may benefit from this course include parents and carers, front line workers or volunteers - including teachers and education staff - and young adults who wish to support their peers or families. Previous experience or qualifications is not a pre-requisite for delivering Psychological First Aid. Please do share this link with your local networks, including schools and further education providers.

Public Health England

Protecting and improving the nation's health

Oxford Parent Infant project

Ideas for parents to take emotional care of themselves, babies and toddlers during the Covid-19 outbreak

Beeheard

A project for 16-25 year olds living/working in Greater Manchester to have a voice and make long lasting change to the Mental Health Services

Please email beeheardmh@youthfocusnw.org.uk for more information and the Zoom link

Helping children and young people to manage anxiety (Anna Freud National for Children and Families)

A practical guide to supporting pupils and students during periods of disruption

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and NHS in Greater Manchester

A confidential 24/7 text service for people aged 16+, operated by trained crisis volunteers who will chat using text responses. Advice is available for anyone struggling with issues, including: anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying or relationship issues.

Confidential SHOUT text service can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, simply by texting:

  • Text GMOldham to 85258

Information on other services can be find here

Action for Happiness

Our monthly calendars are packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world.

COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

Infectious disease outbreaks, like the current Covid-19 one, can be scary and can affect our mental health. While it is important to stay informed, there are also many things we can do to support and manage our wellbeing during such times.

Many of us are struggling with mental health and mood as a result of the pandemic and so are our children. Young Minds have compiled tips, advice and guidance on where you can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

All children and young people in Greater Manchester can now access free online counselling and emotional well-being support.

ThinkNinja is a mental health app designed for 10 to 18 year olds.