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Young people - Emotional wellbeing information and signposting to help in Hertfordshire

 


All of these services can help you look after your mental health during COVID-19.

 

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Self-help tools and useful information



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Where to get help


If you need some advice, especially if you’re experiencing difficulties, feelings of anxiety or low mood, or while you are adjusting to changes in life, you could talk to your parent, carer, teacher or Mental Health Lead at your school, or your GP. Here are some other useful options:

  • Chat Health
    A confidential text messaging service for 11-19 year olds to contact their local school nursing team.
  • Services for Young People
    Contact a youth worker or personal adviser for one to one and project groupwork support.
  • LGBT+ Multicultural Project  
    A Services for Young People project for young people aged 13-17 who are black, Asian, ethnic minority or refugee, and who also identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or who are questioning their sexuality or gender.

 

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Useful articles including information for university students, homebound hobbies and how to cope with change.

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Mental health support for young people including advice if you're struggling with self-isolation, coronavirus, and the impact it has on your mental health.

Young Carers Support App

‘Did you know 1 in 12 young people in Herts have a caring responsibility?  Caring for someone is an incredible thing to do and will teach you valuable skills, but it can also be difficult at times to find time for YOU. Access this free self-care App for young carers: 

The Android version is here

The Apple version is here

 

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Information on a range of physical and emotional health topics for teenagers aged 11-19.

The Mix logo
Essential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.

 





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Research from around the world tells us there are 5 things we should do more to boost our wellbeing and mood.

 

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Enjoy the moment. Taking some time to observe what’s happening
around you and to understand your thoughts and feelings, improves
wellbeing.


Headspace

Learn the fundamentals of meditation to keep you calm, focused and relaxed.

TheHonestGuys
High quality videos on meditation and relaxation.

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Keep learning. Challenge yourself and try something new to keep your
brain active and improve your wellbeing.


Hertfordshire Libraries

Borrow your favourite books, ebooks or audiobooks and discover a lot more...

Healthy weight
Information on diet, sugar intake, healthy recipes and helpful apps.

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Carry out acts of kindness. Doing something for someone else, whether
big or small, can increase your happiness.


vInspired

The UK's only online platform dedicated to connecting young volunteers with the causes they care about.

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Exercise often. Even small amounts of exercise you enjoy can boost
your mood and lower rates of depression and anxiety.


Keep active

How to keep moving at home, at school and in your local community.

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Spend time with others. Feeling valued and close to friends, family, work
colleagues or neighbours is important for wellbeing.