Signposting and agencies we work with + direct links to these websites
KOOTH – www.kooth.com
Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.
Happy Ok Sad – www.happyoksad.org.uk
Happy Ok Sad is Warrington’s mental health awareness website. The site includes information about how to look after your mental wellbeing, as well as a directory of mental health support services. There’s also details of services you can contact if you can’t cope and need help right now. Local services are clearly marked and there’s a short description explaining what each service offers. The website is divided into age specific pages, so you can quickly find the information and services most relevant to you. There’s also a page for frontline workers with links to free resources and online tools.
Amparo – listening-ear.co.uk
Listening Ear provides a range of therapeutic services to support children and young people presenting with various issues.
Papyrus – www.papyrus-uk.org/
Papyrus draw from the experience of many who have been touched personally by young suicide across the UK and speak on their behalf in their campaigns and in their endeavours to save young lives. Together we believe that with appropriate support and education, many young suicides can be prevented.
They deliver awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK, campaign and influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities.
Child line – www.childline.org.uk
Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.
WSCB – warringtonlscb.org
The law requires each local area to set up a board which brings together all major organisations responsible for delivering services to children and young people. They must co-ordinate what is done by each agency to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in the area and ensure the effectiveness of that work. The board in Warrington is called the Warrington Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB).
The WSCB does not commission or deliver direct frontline services. Our job is to make sure that the services which partners deliver or commission all work well together and that they are effective in keeping children and young people safe. We have a statutory responsibility to scrutinise the work of partners and to challenge poor practice.
Samaritans – https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you
Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide. To bring this about, we make a big impact on the world around us:
We reduce the feelings of distress and crisis that can lead to suicide.
We increase access to support for people in distress and crisis.
We reduce the risk of suicide in specific settings and vulnerable groups.
We influence governments and other agencies to take action to reduce suicide.
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