Council help and message of hope for young people feeling overwhelmed

By Barrie Hudson - 19 April 2021

CommunityHealth

Swindon Borough Council is highlighting services available for young people whose mental wellbeing is suffering in the pandemic.

A spokesperson said: "There are lots of changes happening for children at the moment, and some may be struggling with their mental health or wellbeing.
"There are lots of resources and services available locally and nationally to help them acknowledge and recognise how they feel, learn where they can access support and understand the importance of talking to someone and seeking help."
The council is highlighting several online resources:
- An NHS guide written for young people can be found at http://ow.ly/D8PV50EosD4
- NHS guidance on mental health and self-care for young people is at http://ow.ly/qzrk50EosD5 
- The Swindon local offer page, which lists resources and services available nationally and locally is at http://ow.ly/teC750EosD2
There is also a local mental health urgent helpline for children and young people in Swindon, which can be found at http://ow.ly/flEI50EosD3

 

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