Keep Your Head run a website which is a central point for information on children and uoung people’s mental health and wellbeing in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The site signposts you to important online information and local services on mental health and wellbeing for young people. It’s for children, young people, parents, carers, teachers and other professionals.
It has some dedicated pages for young people, parents, teachers and professionals under 'How can I help myself', 'Need help now' and 'Resources'. If you are a young person, parent/carer or professional looking for tailored advice and support, also have a look at www.youngminds.org.uk and www.wellinformed.org.uk. The 'well informed' site answers 5 key questions for different conditions/topics:
- What should I know?
- What works?
- How can I help?
- What do young people say?
- Where to go next?
WHO CREATED THIS WEBSITE?
The website was funded by Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and developed by Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council, with support from local voluntary and other public sector services. A focus group of local children and young people have provided feedback on the content and search terms. Over 50 local young people voted on the name and domain name for the website via social media. Most of the photographs displayed on the site were kindly produced by photography students at Cambridge Regional College including: Amber Sondhi, Chloe Balcombe, Eleanor Jackson, Joshua Tweddell, Laura Flaherty, Liam Hardingham, Lina Joaquim, Tom Wells and Zoe Dench.
Who to contact
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Coronavirus update 20/4/2020
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), a number of services have had to make changes to how they provide support to people. If you are currently accessing support from a service they will be in touch or please contact them for up to date information about their services. We are also creating a list of local service updates and changes which can be found here.
There are also a number of useful resources which can support you during this time, these can be found here.
During this time, if you are self-isolating or social distancing because of coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important to look after your mental health. Here are some tips that may help.
The First Response Service supports people experiencing a mental health crisis so if you need urgent support please call 111 and choose option 2. The First Response Service provides 24-hour access, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to mental health care, advice, support and treatment.