Mental health can be quite difficult to talk about, especially if we are struggling to deal with things ourselves.

Life events and uncertainty can often leave us feeling upset, stressed, anxious or afraid without any idea where to turn. That's why we have compiled these resources to answer some of the questions asked by young people through our work in schools and local communities. If you have a specific question and cannot find it here - Let's Talk

WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH?

HOW TO MAINTAIN GOOD MENTAL HEALTH

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Have you ever heard of the word 'Resilience? When talking about mental health the word resilience is mentioned quite a lot but do you know what it means means?

We asked Kicsters to share their thoughts on what they think resilience means.

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Being in an abusive relationship is never easy and can lead to all sorts of mental and physical problems for the people involved and the people around them like friends and family. There are many things to consider when it comes to abusive relationships and they should never be taken lightly no matter how subtle the abuse might be.

Here are the things you need to consider if you or somebody you know is in an abusive relationship.

Cyber Bullying is becoming a common issue young people are facing with the digital age continuously advancing.

Jodie, who was a victim to cyber-bullying, told us about how she felt at the time the bullying took place followed by a summary from her schools safeguarding lead who talks about the impact cyberbullying can have on someone's mental health.

Cyber-bullying & The Impact is has on Mental Health

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 

(Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 

(Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

PAPYRUS

Young suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7-10pm. Weekends 2-5pm)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Kooth

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.

Website: https://www.kooth.com

If you are concerned about yourself or a somebody else, these helplines can offer expert advice:

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