In these trying times of COVID 19 where normal support mechanisms are not available at school we can offer you access to the following:
ONLINE AND APPS:
From Monday 23rd March Rochdale Foodbank will only open Monday – Friday 12noon -1pm. We are unsure how long these hours will be in operation but will of course keep you informed.
• Safe, confidential, anonymous
• Free at the point of need
• Available through a smart phone, tablet or computer
Kooth helps to reduce wait times for young people seeking help and removes stigma around mental health. Kooth integrates with face-to-face local services to ensure a seamless transition for young people.
XenZone’s team of accredited counsellors, therapists and support workers provide guided, outcome-focused help for each individual.
XenZone works with local authorities, CCGs, mental health trusts, charities and other organisations to provide early intervention support with clear escalation and de-escalation pathways.
We take safeguarding and clinical governance extremely seriously. The safety and well-being of our users is of our upmost priority.
Emotional health and wellbeing support only available currently by calling 0161 716 2844
We have come across an app this morning called ‘zipit’ which enables young people to respond with a funny comeback via GIF’s predominantly if someone is requesting/pressuring them to send nude images. It is available on Android Smartphones and I Phones via Google Play and the Apple app store and is free to download.
Obviously this does not replace any safeguarding processes where applicable but is good to help empower young people to navigate this particular minefield.
Complex Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHASH) 0300 303 0440 out of hours emergencies 0300 303 8875 or email: email@example.com
In this crisis, teens and young adults sent home from college pose different challenges for families than young children who need to be occupied and reassured. For starters, families are reporting problems persuading their older children to comply with social distancing rules. Combine the teenager’s innate sense of invulnerability, their intense focus on peers, and the fact that the virus is less likely to harm them, and you may get a lot of pushback.
This week on childmind.org we talk to our experts about this and other issues affecting teenagers and young adults, including those who are depressed or anxious, disappointed about missing important milestones in their lives and worried about their futures.
And in another new piece we offer steps you can take to ensure your own well-being during this crisis — self-care that will benefit your whole family by helping you stay strong.
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Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults in the Coronavirus Crisis – Tips for parents with older children at home – READ MORE
Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus – For parents, prioritizing your own well-being benefits your whole family – READ MORE
How to Change Negative Thinking Patterns – Now, more than ever, it’s important to recognize unhealthy thinking – READ MORE
Tips for Communicating With Your Teen – Keeping the parent-child relationship strong during a tricky age – READ MORE
The Power of Positive Attention – How to use it (instead of negative attention) to change behavior – READ MORE
Helping our community cope. Support for families and isolated/older people – READ MORE
In reponse to COVID-19, we are now offering support to young people affected by parental drug and alcohol misuse and/or parental imprisonment. As part of our family services we are offering support to children and young people who are being affected by a parent’s drug or alcohol misuse.
In addition, we are also providing support to young people who have a parent in prison. If you know a young person affected by these issues please contact your local team on the numbers below.
HOLDING FAMILIES TEAMS:
BURY: Julie 07732685461 / Vicky 07702812998
ROCHDALE: Ashleigh 07714246381 / Gemma 07732685456
BOLTON: Gemma 07732685456 / Denise 07841151835
SALFORD: Shauna 07808028077 / Amy 07841362469
TRAFFORD: Jessica 07732685450 / Hannah 07724700233
HOLDING FAMILIES+: Adebola 07872964407
(covering all areas) Georgina 07724700237