Emotional wellbeing - Camden Rise
Support for young people during the COVID-19 crisis
Many children and young people won't have been seeing their friends and some family members during the second wave of coronavirus, while some Camden pupils and students will have to self-isolate at home if there are COVID-19 cases at their school or college.
To help you stay happy and healthy through this crisis we've put together some of the best online resources we could find in this Camden Rise news blog post.
You can also read or download our simple guide, called '6 Ways for Young People to Manage Feelings of Anxiety and Stress'.
Meanwhile, Fitzrovia Youth in Action, have produced a short film, called ‘Fake News’ about how the spread of inaccurate information could affect young people’s mental wellbeing during this emergency.
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.
If you are not feeling emotionally well there are many ways to find help and support.
Want to find mental health support in Camden?
This video shows some of the places can find help
These are links to the support services shown in the video where you can get help
This site has information about different types of mental health support
What happens if I see a counsellor?
This video shows what happens when you decide to see a counsellor or therapist
You can also chat to someone online at Childline or by phone on: 0800 1111
Kooth offers free, safe and anonymous online wellbeing and mental health support for young people aged 11 to 18 - and it's now available in Camden.
If you live in Camden, you can sign up now for confidential support through a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor.
You can also join regular online forums and discussion boards with other young people, read articles written by young people and contribute your own article or short story.
Kooth also has fun and easy-to-use tools to enable you to track your moods - what makes you feel relaxed, happy, stressed or upset - and set personal goals.
Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on week days and from 6pm to 10pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed.
Outside counselling hours, young people can message the Kooth team and get support by the next day.
Check out Kooth.