Support from External Agencies
Good mental health and wellbeing are key to a happy and healthy life. Yet according to the mental health charity Mind, 1 in 4 adults in the UK will be faced with poor mental health at some point in their lives. If you or someone that you know needs help with their mental health there are a number of supportive organisations, some of which can offer support in the initial stages through your phone or personal device:
The Hub of Hope is the world’s first of its kind mental health database bringing grassroots and national mental health services together in one place for the first time ever. Users download the app and using the location of web browser or mobile devices, the cloud-based web application allows anyone, anywhere to find the nearest source of support for any mental health issue, from depression and anxiety to PTSD and suicidal thoughts, as well as providing a ‘talk now’ button connecting users directly to the Samaritans.
XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. Young people can choose to download the app or access the services through the Kooth website.
To visit Pause you don't need an appointment; you can simply drop in for a chat. Whatever your reason for coming, whether you're a little worried about something that's going on in your life or you just need some space to think, Pause is there for you. Drop in and talk to one of the team, learn a new technique for managing your emotions or simply browse the online self help materials. Pause is run by a friendly team of therapists, youth workers and volunteers, who are always on hand to lend a listening ear. They also offer a range of workshops and groups at Pause; to find out more about what's on please visit their website: