Local and National supports for CYP

Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing. The peer-to-peer platform (for those aged between 16 and 24) is a space to connect with others experiencing similar feelings, plus there are trained professionals on hand, 24/7. If someone doesn’t feel comfortable sharing online then there are also tools and courses to help them look after themselves, along with plenty of resources to explore.

If you are interested in a drop in session about Togetherall, please email cmhwb@renfrewshire.gov.uk

We have also launched SHOUT for Renfrewshire!  Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.  Click here to access our poster.

This session, we have launched the Keep Safe Kids (KSK) app.  The App has been developed to enable children, young people and their families to report bullying directly to their school and has been designed by children and young people as a new, innovative and accessible way to report incidents to the school.  The app also provides excellent links to various school, local and national supports via its home page.

These reports can be completed and sent at a time when the young person feels ready to do this, giving them the control when and how they report it.

To use promote the app within your school community, we have the following resources:

Did you know that we are now running a psychological drop in for parents and carers? Click here to find out more!

Renfrewshire Educational Psychology Service launched a new service during lockdown: “COPING During COVID”: Children and Young People Wellbeing Support.  Details on how to access this new service were emailed to all Heads on 24.04.20.  This service is an email, signposting and call-back service using the reps@renfrewshire.gov.uk mailbox which is rooted in the principles of psychological first aid.

Please contact Michael Harker on 0141 618 2883 should you require further details.  Also remember you can follow REPS on Twitter: @RenfrewshireEPS

The REPS GLOW BLOG contains useful information about how to support wellbeing and learning during this time. It will be updated on an ongoing basis so please check in regularly :

TCS Counselling support both staff and pupils within Renfrewshire Council.  Click here to see the various supports on offer.


For more information around mental wellbeing, Education Scotland have produced a Wakelet.  The Wakelet is a collection of links to materials stored online which can be used to support the wellbeing of children and young people. These links could take you to the National Improvement Hub, Glow, Websites, PDFs or YouTube.

Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 116 123. Calls are confidential and will be taken by a trained Samaritans volunteer. Alternatively, email jo@samaritans.org

For simple guidance on child development, their understanding of death and dying and practical aspects on interacting children at this distressing time, go to…. http://www.sad.scot.nhs.uk/bereavement/children-who-are-bereaved/

Breathing Space is available between 6pm and 2am any day of the week on 0800 83 85 87 (calls are free of charge). Calls will be taken by an employed mental health advisor.

SHOUT –  Text SHOUT to 85258 For support in a crisis, free on all major phone networks. Text service. https://www.giveusashout.org/

Childline is a free 24-hour helpline where children and young people can talk to a counsellor about any problem. Phone: 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk

For those experiencing serious distress; https://stayingsafe.net/

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