Feeling Anxious or Worried?
Don’t worry if you usually get help and support in school. During the time we are closed, you can pick from this list of services if you need to talk to someone:
Health & Wellbeing Support
|Support with feelings of Depression, Anxiety, Self-harming, Suicidal thoughts, Stressed
|Text YM to 85258
|Online, on the phone help about all areas of concern. Web site is full of useful information
|0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
|Victim of theft, robbery, attacks, abuse, violence, harassment, or stalking?
|In a Gang and want out? Know someone else who needs help getting out of gang related activity?
|Call 24/7 on 07539183975
|Need help with Drug & Alcohol abuse? CASUS is an early intervention drug and alcohol service for young people aged 10-18 in Northamptonshire.
|Supporting teenage mental health
|For your mind, for your body – support for all areas
|National Society for the Protection of Children
|0808 800 5000 (free)
|Support for people in crisis
|Free safe and online support for young people
|Mental health and emotional well-being to support children
|Chums.uk.com Peterborough: 0330 0581 657 Cambridgeshire : 0330 0581 659
|Support for people around suicide
Apps To Download For Self-Help
|Calm Harm (part of STEM)
|Help you to resist or manage the urge to self-harm and can help to reduce anxiety.
|Clear fear (part of STEM)
|Clear Fear is a free app to help children and young people manage the symptoms of anxiety.
|Combined Minds (part of STEM)
|Combined Minds is a free app to help families and friends provide mental health support.
|Use the positive and negative habit tracker to maintain your good habits
|Mind Shift stresses the importance of changing how you think about anxiety. Think of this app as the cheerleader in your pocket, encouraging you to take charge of your life, ride out intense emotions, and face challenging situations.
|The Happify app is your fast-track to a good mood. Try various engaging games, activity suggestions, gratitude prompts and more to train your brain as if it were a muscle, to overcome negative thoughts.
Local Food Banks
|Food Bank (Sawtry)
|Food Bank (Yaxley)
|St Peters Church
|Food Bank (Huntingdon)
|Trussell Trust Food Bank
|Controlled breathing and progressive muscle relaxation (examples below): Rectangular Breathing – using windows, doors, picture etc. Breathe in and out deeply as your eyes follow the rectangle.Box Breathing – breathe in for 4, hold for 4, out for 4, hold for 4.7-11 Breathing – in for 7, out for 11, or as long as you can manage. The outbreath is your friend when stressed, or not feeling stressed. It brings oxygen to your heart and brain, which we need more than ever when under pressure.Mindfulness Colouring – colouring a picture / number colouring book.
|Thinking about something good
|Example: sit and draw a picture about a time when you were on holiday. What were you doing? What could you see?Who were you with? What were you wearing?What could you smell?
|Leaving a Situation
|Leaving the room and coming back later
|Talking to Someone
|Talking to someone, including assertiveness and seeking advice and support
|Practice mental games to shift your attention (2-3 minutes): Alphabet games (naming someone famous for each pair of initials: AB, BC, CDCategory games naming as many categories within 2 minutes (vegetables, flavour of ice creams etc).Memory games naming all the teachers in the school Rhyming games; listing as many rhyming words within 2 minutes