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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.

Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all.

What can you do?

It is important that we speak to our children about their mental health and about keeping mentally healthy. There are a range of downloadable apps, websites and leaflets that can help with this. I have listed some of what I feel are the best resources available:

  • http://camhs.humber.nhs.uk/
  • https://www.hullccg.nhs.uk/other-services-2/local-services-and-your-health/children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-services/
  • https://www.local.gov.uk/headstart-hull
  • caremonkeys app at caremonkeys.co.uk
  • www.howareyoufeeling.org.uk
  • https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/mental-health-suicidal-thoughts-children/
  • ChildLine on 0800 1111 and www.childline.org.uk
  • Prevention of Young Suicide - Papyrus Call - HOPEline UK 0800 068 4141, email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.papyrus-uk.org

I also wanted to make you aware that if you are experiencing mental health issues or would like any support with how you are feeling I am here to support and guide you in the right direction to get the information and support you need as a parent or carer. Please feel free to come in to school and have a cup of tea and chat with me anytime.

Useful resources for adults experiencing mental health issues in Hull are:

http://www.letstalkhull.co.uk/ or call 01482 247111 or text TALK to 61825.

If you need to speak to someone the Samaritan’s are available to talk 24 hours to anybody any age on 08457 909090 or 116123 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.samaritans.org.

For more urgent mental health support call the Crisis Team on 01482 301701 or, if your life or someone else’s life is in immediate danger, call 999.

#letsbreakthestigma #itsokaynotobeokay #youarenotalone

Kind regards,

Mrs Pilkington

Safeguarding Officer

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