Covid19 & Mental Health

The Mental Health Foundation has created a new support pack as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. There is a focus on kindness, one of our school values.

This pack has lots of useful advice and suggestions for activities:

Mental Health Week Supporter Pack

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The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) has put together a wide ranging series of resources to support positive mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Many of us are feeling worried or stressed about how coronavirus could affect our lives, as well as our loved ones.

We may now be having to spend more time at home, perhaps isolated from the friends, family and other relationships that we know are vital to keeping ourselves mentally healthy. It may also be harder for us to do the things that normally help keep us well.”

Please visit the dedicated SAMH webpage here to access these resources:

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Glasgow City Council Psychological Services has also produced guides for young people and adults, providing approachable explanations to coronavirus and practical strategies to deal with anxieties.

Please click on the links to access these guides:

Advice and Support for Young people

Advice and Support for Adults

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It’s estimated that 1/4 people will suffer with mental ill health. We also know that talking about it can be difficult.  But people no longer have to struggle alone. Whether you’re dealing with a mental health issue or just feel burdened by everyday worries or concerns, Big White Wall provides safe, anonymous online support 24/7.

Big White Wall provides a supportive, online community to give help when you’re feeling down. Trained professionals are available 24/7, and there’s a choice of safe therapeutic services, including online self-help courses. This means anyone who may be struggling can get support at a time that suits them, from the comfort of their own home.

Big White Wall is now available for all residents 16+ for free in Glasgow funded by Glasgow City Council Education Services. If you live in Glasgow and are 16 years to 18 years you can simply go to www.bigwhitewall.com and enter your postcode to join. 70% of members report feeling better as a result of using Big White Wall and 1 in 2 shared something on Big White Wall for the first time.

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You can also find general advice and information about mental health in the Parents and Families section of our website.

In this part of the website, you will find advice on a range of issues affecting young people, from bullying, internet safety, mental health, sexual health, social media, and substance misuse.

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You can find a directory of charities and organisations which can provide support on our Support Organisations and Useful Numbers web page by clicking here.

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