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Mental Health & Wellbeing for Adults

Supporting your Child’s Mental Health: 

It’s important that children know that we can all sometimes struggle a bit with keeping a healthy mind – for example, overthinking about something that you can’t control and struggling to get your mind off it. They need to understand that if they aren’t always feeling happy in their mind, they are not alone in what they are experiencing or feeling.  

 

Our role as adults is to help them learn strategies to support their wellbeing and mental health.  One in 10 children are affected by mental health difficulties – so they need to understand that if their thoughts are getting out of hand, they’re worrying a lot, or they just aren’t finding joy in things they once did, what they can do about it or where they can get help.

If your child struggles with higher levels of anxiety

Some children are naturally more anxious, such as those with existing phobias or obsessive-compulsive disorders. The current pandemic situation can make those anxieties worse.

  • Get them to do activities such as counting, ordering and sorting tasks which can help them calm down
  • Encourage them to use relaxation techniques such as controlled breathing
  • Look out for obsessive or compulsive behaviours and try to get ahead of them early by challenging unhelpful thoughts and assumptions
  • If you’re worried about your child’s anxiety, YoungMinds is a charity dedicated to children’s mental health. They’ve opened a parents’ helpline for confidential, expert advice. You can reach them at 0808 802 5544

 

Useful leaflets:

Supporting your own Mental Health:

 Looking after yourself and your own wellbeing is crucial to supporting your child’s wellbeing.  Talk as a family about   your wellbeing goals and how you can help each other to achieve the 5 ways to wellbeing for all members of the family:

 

  5 ways to wellbeing

  This is a great tool for supporting the mental health of Londoners - just click on the logo

 

Whilst schools are closed, Enfield EP service are providing a Family Telephone Support Line

Mon – Fri, 10am-9pm for any advice or help you may want with family wellbeing / Covid /            

your child’s behaviour or any other concerns you may have.  Click on this link, fill in the form & you will receive a call. 

 

Useful leaflets/ websites:

 

  • NHS - Every Mind Matters Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

 

 

A-Z of Support Agencies (By support area)

Support for:

Organisation

Contact information

Addiction support & advice

 

Compass

A free, confidential substance misuse service for children and young people up to the age of 18 years old in Enfield who need support around their own or another person’s drug or alcohol (substance) use.

Young people and professionals can contact the service confidentially on 020 8360 9102, by email to compass.enfieldsortit@nhs.net

Monday – Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm and Friday 9:00am-4:30pm.

https://www.compass-uk.org/

 FRANK
Support for substance dependency

 

0300 123 6600 (UK), 24 hours a day
live chat (UK), 2-6pm
SMS: 82111 - Need a quick answer? Text a question and FRANK will text you back.
website: www.talktofrank.com

Gam Care

Support with gambling addictions

Call 0808 8020 133, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Live 1:1 chat, live group chat or online messaging via https://www.gamcare.org.uk/  24 hours a day

Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care

Support for grief and bereavement

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm)

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Winston Wish

Supports bereaved children, young people, their families, and the professionals who support them.

Call freephone National Helpline on 08088 020 021. (9.00am - 5.00pm, Mon – Fri)

email ask@winstonswish.org.

Click here for Winston Wish support materials

Carers

Carers Direct   

and the , both of whom are able to provide support and advice on any issues affecting you

Carers Direct – for carers

Call 0300 123 1053

Ask your question using webchat

Helpline and webchat open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm and weekends, 11am to 4pm

Get help by email

Ask if you need a translator

Carers UK

Support  for carers

Call 0800 808 7777

Helpline open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

Princess Royal Trust for Carers

Provide support and advice on any issues affecting you

Tel:

01264 835246

Email:

info@carercentre.com

Age UK support for older people, their families, friends and carers

  • Call 0800 055 6112

·         Helpline open: every day of the year, 8am to 7pm

SENDIASS

 

CRISIS SUPPORT

 

Shout

24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support.

By textingSHOUT’ to ‘85258’ a Texter will be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer (CV) who will chat to them using trained techniques via text. The service is designed to help individuals to think more clearly and to take their next steps to feeling better.

UK crisis text service for immediate support

 

24 hours a day

7 days a week

 

CRISIS

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Their aim to provide people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. They offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Email: jo@samaritans.org
Website: www.samaritans.org

 

You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.

Domestic Violence

 

Solace Women’s Aid

Free and confidential advice and support for women in London affected by abuse.

Helpline freephone:
0808 802 5565

Email us:
advice@solacewomensaid.org

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence

Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)

Website: www.refuge.org.uk

Eating Disorders

BEAT - Eating disorder advice
Beat provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders and difficulties with food, weight and shape. They also have an email service and an online one to one service.

 

Under 25s:  0345 634 7650 - (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email: fyp@b-eat.co.uk
web: www.b-eat.co.uk

 

Adults over 18 including parents, teachers or concerned adults:  0345 634 1414 - . (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email: help@b-eat.co.uk

Food

If you can’t afford food, you can call 0808 2082138 for free (open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm). You’ll confidentially talk to a trained Citizens Advice agent and, if needed, they’ll issue you with a food bank voucher.

Enfield Foodbank

Phone us  07826 542119

Email us  info@northenfield.foodbank.org.uk

Website:

https://northenfield.foodbank.org.uk/

 

 

Mental Health support for adults

Mind in Enfield

Local based charity providing wellbeing workshops, activities, courses and cafe; counselling; advice on benefits and counselling

https://www.mindinenfield.org.uk/

Our new Covid-19 numbers are:
Advice: 0208 906 7505
Counselling: 0208 906 7508
Wellbeing: 0208 906 7507
Reception: 0208 906 7506

If you are in a mental health crisis, please call the Enfield Hub on 0208 702 3800

or the Samaritans or text SHOUT (both above)

Let’s Talk IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) offers free and confidential talking therapies to people aged 16 and over registered with an Enfield GP. They support with conditions such as: Low mood, Sleeping problems, Panic, Specific phobias, Obsessive compulsive disorder & Post-traumatic stress disorder

Web: www.lets-talk-iapt.nhs.uk
Email: lets-talk-enfield@nhs.net
Telephone: 020 8342 3012

 

 

Elefriends

Elefriends is an online mutual support community where you can be yourself – run by Mind.

Phone: 0300 123 3393

(Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Elefriends communty: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/support-community-elefriends/

SANE

Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information, emotional support and guidance to people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.

Telephone no during COVid-19 07984 967 708

Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm)
Website: www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline

Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line

Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff.

 

Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday)
Email: info@rethink.org
Website: www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice

Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England and Northern Ireland.

Money and benefits

 

The Money Advice Service 

Advice about money and benefits

·  Call 0800 138 7777

·  Helpline open: Monday to Friday, 8am - 6pm

Citizens Advice 

Giving advice about money and benefits

 

·  Call 03444 111 444

·  Helpline open: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

·  Citizens Advice will not charge you to call its national phone service or helpline, however your service provider may do

Parenting pressures

 

Family Action

The FamilyLine service supports people who are dealing with family pressures in a new and innovative way by using a network of volunteers from across the country to support family members over the age of 18 through telephone calls, email, web chat and text message.

Telephone: 0808 802 6666

Helpline open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm

Text message: 07537 404 282 https://www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/children-families/familyline/ 

Family Lives (previously Parentline)

Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service for families in England and Wales for emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life.

The helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

Call: 0808 800 2222

https://www.familylives.org.uk/how-we-can-help/confidential-helpline/

Suicide

PAPYRUS

UK Charity for the prevention of young suicide

 

Phone: 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 10pm, weekends & bank holidays: 2pm to 10pm)     TEXT: 0778 620 9697

EMAIL: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

C.A.L.M. (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Aimed specifically at men it is a leading movement against suicide. Their helpline is open between 5pm and midnight every day of the year.

Telephone (London): 0808 802 58 58
Webchat: www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/ (5pm – Midnight every day)
Websitewww.thecalmzone.net

Women’s support

Enfield Women’s Centre (EWC) 

is a registered charity assisting women and girls and their families in the borough of Enfield, via information, advice or referral on a range of issues including; relationships, violence against women and girls, and health.

http://www.enfieldwomen.org.uk/

31A Derby Road,
Enfield,
EN3 4AJ

Telephone: 0208 443 1902

 

Young People & Children

 

 

 

Young Minds

They offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

 

 

Anti-bullying Alliance

A coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying, leading UK Anti-Bullying week & providing supportive information

www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information

NSPCC

UK Child protection charity focusing on Keeping children safe

 

If you’re concerned about a child, if you’re a parent or carer looking for advice, or if you’re a professional in need of information and guidance.

Call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm or 9am – 4pm at the weekends. It’s free and you don’t have to say who you are

or email us, or submit our online form 

Also get advice about spotting the signs of abuse.

Anna Freud

A children’s charity who are transforming mental health in the UK by providing resources around self-care for both children and families

www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/ - support resources

 

Anna Freud podcasts to help parents/carers understand child & family mental health problems