As the Easter holidays approach, our Mental Health Support Team has issued some useful information and advice about online safety.  Please take time to read through the Powerpoint below and some relevant websites.

Apps Newsletter March 23

Somerset CYP – Supporting Parents with technology:

National Online Safety guides (e.g. Passwords, habits, Spotify, Twitter, Robox, Overwatch, FIFA23)

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

Provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.If you need urgent help text YM to 85258

  • All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors
  • Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
  • Samaritans – for everyone, (24/7)
    Call 116 123
    Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
  • Childline – for children and young people under 19 (24/7)
    Call 0800 1111 – the number won’t show up on your phone bill
    ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything – no problem is too big or too small.
  • Papyrus – for people under 35
    Call 0800 068 41 41 – Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm
    Text 07786 209697
    PAPYRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. You can contact them for help and guidance for yourself or for someone else in your care.
  • Elefriends – For everyone (online)
    Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. Elefriends is run by Mind.