Working with young people today to explore mental health and the stigma when we don’t talk about it.
School can be a hard place to be. I found it quite hard when I was there, and going back to that place can be quite emotional. But I am so keen to let the young people know that it’s okay to not be okay, that it’s good to talk, – and read and write about what we all share as human beings.Let’s stop the stigma in schools!
Wee Read will take some poems and stories that will hopefully bring a vista of opportunity to open up and dispel the anxiety and doubts about school life.
Here are some useful websites:
See Me in Scotland
Respect Me, Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service,
Young minds http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Childline http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx Telephone 0800 1111
The Samaritans , The Samaritans offer free, confidential advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Call: 08457 90 90 90
Visit:Samaritans Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Breathing Space Breathing Space is a free, confidential phoneline service for any individual who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.Call: 0800 83 85 87
Breathing Space operates Mon – Thurs between 6pm and 2am and Fri – Mon between 6pm – 6am
NHS 24 NHS 24 works in partnership with local NHS Boards out-of-hours services to provide patients with health advice and help when GP practices are closed.Call: 08454 24 24 24 Visit: NHS 24
If you think you need an emergency ambulance, call 999 and speak to the operator.