It's Mental Health Awareness Week, so we wanted to signpost you to some useful links for when you need them.

BBC Bitesize Mental Health 

BBC Bitesize has useful articles on a number of topics including dealing with perfectionism, feeling overwhelmed, disappointment, motivation, friendships and many others. 
Follow them on Twitter: @bbcbitesize

Student Minds

Student Minds is a mental health charity for students in higher education. This is a great resource to find help for yourself, help for a friend, as well as information for parents. In the Student Space, you can get support in the forms of webchat, texting, phone calls, email; student stories; advice and information.
Follow them on Twitter: @StudentMindOrg

Young Minds Crisis Messenger 

A 24/7 messenger service for young people experiencing a mental health crisis. It connects messagers with trained professionals who can text them and help them by asking questions, listening, providing and signposting support. It’s a free and anonymous tool for anyone to use.
Follow them on Twitter: @YoungMindsUK

Shout

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text-messaging support service for anyone struggling to cope. In the past, they’ve helped people cope with anxiety, stress, depression, suicidal thoughts and feelings over being overwhelmed. To start a conversation, text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258.
Follow them on Twitter: @GiveUsAShout

BBC Headroom – Mental Health Toolkit 

Tips for mindfulness, motivation and sleep. This resource also shares people’s personal experiences of mental health and how they handle their mental health today. They have curated playlist to help boost your mood and they have recommended some activities to help reset your brain.

The Mix

The leading support service for young people. The Mix provides non-judgmental support and information for young people under 25 on numerous issues including mental wellbeing, exam stress, relationships and self-harm. Take a look at:
Apps and tools – Useful mobile apps and handy tools to help you get information and support more easily.
Get support – including a search function to find local services 

Mind

Mind is a charity dedicated to supporting anyone with a mental health problem. You might find these pages useful:

Follow them on Twitter: @MindCharity

Black Lives Matter: Mental Health support resources

An article by Student Hub providing links to Black British mental health services.
“If recent events have left you feeling angry, hopeless, or alone and you are not receiving the necessary support from your university, social networks or online communities, here are a few organisations you can turn to…”

Every Mind Matters

Gives simple and practical advice to stay mentally healthy. They also cover topics on how to deal with covid, anxiety, low mood, stress and sleep. this website can also generate a ‘Mind Plan’ with tips to help with stress, anxiety, sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control. 

Can’t find what you are looking for?

Here are a few more articles which list resources we haven’t mentioned yet, you might find some of these useful. There are many, many more resources and charities we haven’t mentioned yet…

A massive thanks to Louise, Admin Stemette, for finding all these resources.
Have we missed a resource? Email lucy@stemettefutures.org if you think we should include another resource on this page.


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