Mental Health & Wellbeing Support During Lockdown
We hope you are keeping well and safe during these challenging times. Staff at the Voyage Learning Campus recognise the stress that lockdown will have put on families and we look to support you and your child where we can.
We have managed to put together some useful pieces of information which you may find helpful in supporting your own and your family’s mental health and wellbeing.
‘Our Way Our Say’ runs a charitable organisation on the Coronation estate in Weston-super-Mare. They have created some Facebook groups to encourage physical activity and they are currently offering boxing and street dance sessions.
- Boxing sessions: https://www.facebook.com/WestonABC/
- Street Dance sessions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/452160638532721/?ref=share
They also have a ‘Zoom’ live group on Fridays at 2pm. If you are interested in joining this please let us know as they will need to send out individual links out for you to participate.
North Somerset Wellbeing Service (Second Step) delivers activities and sessions focused on improving people’s wellbeing. In light of the current situation, the team have re-designed the service offer for the next three to six months. All service users are encouraged to access wellbeing activity support online (via Second Step’s website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page). Members of the team are collating a range of wellbeing resources/activities. It is also proposed to introduce a weekly Wellbeing Café session via Zoom.
Hope Project (Second Step) provides short-term emotional and practical support for men aged between 30 and 64, specifically those who are in psychological distress or have recently self-harmed, but are not currently using other mental health services. Currently, the Hope Project is offering face-to-face support and/or telephone support as required, based on need. Please call 0117 428 8930 for more information. For latest news about Second Step’s response to Coronavirus, check their home page.
Wanted not Wasted is a free counselling service for children and young adults aged 5-18 years who live in Weston-super-Mare. The team are continuing their counselling and mentoring services where staff are available, and children have requested it. For up to date service information please email email@example.com or call 07588 512 621.
NHS: Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. The NHS have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
AWP 24/7 Mental health telephone response line: Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) have launched a phone line to provide advice, guidance and support over the phone to patients, families and carers, as well as members of the public who may be worried about their own or someone else’s mental health. The phone line is currently open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The phone number is 0300 3031320.
Directory of mental health support organisations in North Somerset:
- North Somerset - Looking after your wellbeing
- Independent Mental Health Network (IMHN) - North Somerset
We do hope you will find some of these resources helpful and please remember that you can also contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.