Here at Mayfield we value the importance of keeping our minds healthy. For that reason, we thought we would signpost a list of approved, informative, self-help websites with helpful resources and advice for you and your family to access:
Keep Your Head – this website is a central point for information on children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. This site signposts you to important online information and local services on mental health and wellbeing for young people. It’s for children, young people, parents, carers, teachers and other professionals.
Kooth – XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.
Mind – for 70 years, we have been committed to making sure that everyone experiencing a mental health problem can access the support they need and is treated with the respect they deserve. Through public campaigns, influencing decision makers and the services our local Minds deliver in communities across England and Wales, we have touched millions of lives.
Young Minds – leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. Young Minds offers a text based crisis helpline for young people as well as a phone-based helpline for parents and carers.
MindEd for Families -safe and reliable advice about young people’s mental health, created by experts and parents together.
Childline – Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, we’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.
Child and Family Centres – if you are struggling with your child/ren and finding them difficult to manage at home, they may have lots of worries or concerns etc., then look on the Cambridgeshire County Council website for advice from the Child and Family Centres. They run parenting courses and also have drop-ins which are run by higher level Family Support Workers.
CHUMS – parents can refer their child to CHUMS Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service. The service offers support to children and young people (5 -25) with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, such as anxiety and low mood, as well as those with significant emotional wellbeing difficulties arising from life events, such as bereavement (5-19) and bullying.
School Nursing Service – a universal health service for children and young people and their parents that aims to optimise health and promote learning through well-being and inclusion. Accessed through the school Nurse Duty Desk.
Useful Leaflets for Parents
Parent Support Handout