Wellbeing

You are not alone. The support is out there to help you cope with life’s challenges.

Wellbeing

You are not alone. The support is out there to help you cope with life’s challenges.

Wellbeing

You are not alone. The support is out there to help you cope with life’s challenges.

Getting the right support

Young Minds

Learn more about how you’re feeling, get information about a mental health condition or know what support is available to you, Young Minds can help.

Visit the Young Minds website

Papyrus

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, their website offers advice and support to anyone who needs it.

Find out more on the Papyrus website

The Mix

Essential support on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and the please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts for under 25s.

Visit the Mix website

Fixers

Young people using their past to fix the future. Discover what they are fixing at the moment.

Visit the Fixers website

Shout

Trained volunteers are there for you 24/7 to listen and support. To start a conversation text SHOUT to 85258.

Visit the Shout website

No Panic

No Panic offers advice, support, recovery programs and help for people living with phobias, OCD and any other anxiety-based disorders.

Visit the No Panic website

NHS – Hub of Hope

Get help from a mental health charity. Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, find out how you can get help from a mental health charity or organisation.

Visit the NHS website

Student Minds

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. They empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.

Visit the Student Minds website

Breathing Space

Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can overwhelm us. Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web-based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

Visit the Breathing Space website

Together

They offer a wide variety of support to help people deal with the personal and practical impacts of mental health issues. Services range from range from one-to-one support in the community to supported accommodation and making sure people understand and are able to express their needs in their dealings with official bodies.

Visit the Together UK website

Mind

No one should have to face a mental health problem alone. Mind supports millions of people every year through our helpline, information services and online communities. Mind also have a network of local Minds providing face-to-face services tailored to communities across England and Wales.

Visit the Mind website

Samaritans

Samaritans works across the UK and Ireland providing emotional support to anyone who’s struggling to cope. They ensure there is someone available to talk to 24 hours day, for anyone who is going through a difficult time. By phone, text and in person in branches across the UK, the Samaritans are available to help.

Visit the Samaritans website

Mental Health UK

Mental Health UK supports people affected by mental health problems including friends, family and carers. Working across the UK, we bring together nearly 50 years of expertise from our four national founding charity partners to improve understanding and provide vital care.

Visit the Mental Health UK website

Mental Health Foundation

A range of content designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health. They have podcasts, videos, inspiring stories and information about getting help if you’re struggling.

Visit the Mental Health Foundation website

Rethink Mental Illness

They improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through their network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Their goal is to make sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.

Visit the Rethink website

Action Mental Health

Action Mental Health (AMH) actively promotes the mental health and well-being of people in Northern Ireland.

Visit the Action Mental Health website

SAMH

SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. See how they can help you.

Visit the SAMH website

Support in Mind Scotland

Access their information line for mental health information and support.

Visit the Support in Mind website

CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably

Suicide is the single biggest cause of death in men aged under 45 in the UK. The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a national charity dedicated to preventing male suicide by helping men who are down or in crisis, promoting culture change so that any man considering suicide feels able to seek help and campaigning for better understanding of suicide and prevention.

Visit the Calm website

Adferiad Recovery

Adferiad Recovery delivers a new, flexible and coordinated response to the exceptional circumstances faced by people with co-occurring mental health and substance misuse conditions and related issues. Adferiad Recovery harnesses the talents and experience of long-established and leading Welsh charities CAIS, Hafal and WCADA.

Visit the Adferiad website

Transitions UK

Transitions UK supports vulnerable young people aged 14 – 25 years who are struggling with personal disadvantage. They work especially with young people who have learning disabilities and special needs; those with emotional and mental health issues; those leaving care; and those at risk of offending or criminal exploitation.

Find out more on the Transitions UK website

Anxiety UK

National charity helping people with anxiety.

Visit the Anxiety UK website

Young Minds – Bullying

If you’re being bullied, whether it’s online or at school, university or work, it can be really difficult and leave you feeling hurt – but you are not alone. Young Minds have advice on how you can tell someone and get help.

Visit the Support Line website

Support Line

SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.

Visit the Support Line website

Getting the right support

Young Minds

Learn more about how you’re feeling, get information about a mental health condition or know what support is available to you, Young Minds can help.

Visit the Young Minds website

Papyrus

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, their website offers advice and support to anyone who needs it.

Find out more on the Papyrus website

The Mix

Essential support on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and the please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts for under 25s.

Visit the Mix website

Fixers

Young people using their past to fix the future. Discover what they are fixing at the moment.

Visit the Fixers website

Shout

Trained volunteers are there for you 24/7 to listen and support. To start a conversation text SHOUT to 85258.

Visit the Shout website

No Panic

No Panic offers advice, support, recovery programs and help for people living with phobias, OCD and any other anxiety-based disorders.

Visit the No Panic website

NHS – Hub of Hope

Get help from a mental health charity. Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, find out how you can get help from a mental health charity or organisation.

Visit the NHS website

Student Minds

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. They empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change.

Visit the Student Minds website

Breathing Space

Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can overwhelm us. Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web-based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

Visit the Breathing Space website

Together

They offer a wide variety of support to help people deal with the personal and practical impacts of mental health issues. Services range from range from one-to-one support in the community to supported accommodation and making sure people understand and are able to express their needs in their dealings with official bodies.

Visit the Together UK website

Mind

No one should have to face a mental health problem alone. Mind supports millions of people every year through our helpline, information services and online communities. Mind also have a network of local Minds providing face-to-face services tailored to communities across England and Wales.

Visit the Mind website

Samaritans

Samaritans works across the UK and Ireland providing emotional support to anyone who’s struggling to cope. They ensure there is someone available to talk to 24 hours day, for anyone who is going through a difficult time. By phone, text and in person in branches across the UK, the Samaritans are available to help.

Visit the Samaritans website

Mental Health UK

Mental Health UK supports people affected by mental health problems including friends, family and carers. Working across the UK, we bring together nearly 50 years of expertise from our four national founding charity partners to improve understanding and provide vital care.

Visit the Mental Health UK website

Mental Health Foundation

A range of content designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health. They have podcasts, videos, inspiring stories and information about getting help if you’re struggling.

Visit the Mental Health Foundation website

Rethink Mental Illness

They improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through their network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Their goal is to make sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.

Visit the Rethink website

Action Mental Health

Action Mental Health (AMH) actively promotes the mental health and well-being of people in Northern Ireland.

Visit the Action Mental Health website

SAMH

SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. See how they can help you.

Visit the SAMH website

Support in Mind Scotland

Access their information line for mental health information and support.

Visit the Support in Mind website

CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably

Suicide is the single biggest cause of death in men aged under 45 in the UK. The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a national charity dedicated to preventing male suicide by helping men who are down or in crisis, promoting culture change so that any man considering suicide feels able to seek help and campaigning for better understanding of suicide and prevention.

Visit the Calm website

Adferiad Recovery

Adferiad Recovery delivers a new, flexible and coordinated response to the exceptional circumstances faced by people with co-occurring mental health and substance misuse conditions and related issues. Adferiad Recovery harnesses the talents and experience of long-established and leading Welsh charities CAIS, Hafal and WCADA.

Visit the Adferiad website

Transitions UK

Transitions UK supports vulnerable young people aged 14 – 25 years who are struggling with personal disadvantage. They work especially with young people who have learning disabilities and special needs; those with emotional and mental health issues; those leaving care; and those at risk of offending or criminal exploitation.

Find out more on the Transitions UK website

Anxiety UK

National charity helping people with anxiety.

Visit the Anxiety UK website

Anti-Bullying Alliance

The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying.

Visit the Anti-Bullying Alliance website

National Bullying Helpline

Help and advice for children being bullied, call them free on 0300 323 0169.

Visit the National Bullying Helpline website

Support Line

SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.

Visit the Support Line website

Young Minds – Bullying

If you’re being bullied, whether it’s online or at school, university or work, it can be really difficult and leave you feeling hurt – but you are not alone. Young Minds have advice on how you can tell someone and get help.

Visit the Support Line website

Look after your wellbeing

VICTA Activities for 18-29s

Connect with others on a VICTA activity to have a great time and support each other through challenges.

Join

Try some crafts at home

Art can be therapeutic, learn to tie-dye or paint and hide a tactile rock.

Tie Dye
tactile rocks!

John Muir Award

Calling all nature lovers. Connect with the environment, enjoy and care for wild places while earning yourself a recognised national award. A fantastic way to delve into nature, give back and feel good about yourself.

Discover

Yoga practice

Before lockdown occurred, a group of VICTA’s 18-29yr olds took part in a Wellbeing Weekend where they relaxed their body and mind with yoga and seated meditation every morning. Here are the exercises the group used so you can have a go in your own home.

Get the yoga exercises

Yoga/stretch classes

British Blind Sport teamed up with local deliverers and VI friendly activity providers to bring you a variety of at-home workouts and routines to keep you healthy and active from the comfort of your front room.

Discover on the BBS website

Look after your wellbeing

VICTA Activities for 18-29s

Connect with others on a VICTA activity to have a great time and support each other through challenges.

Join

Try some crafts at home

Art can be therapeutic, learn to tie-dye or paint and hide a tactile rock.

Tie Dye
tactile rocks!

John Muir Award

Calling all nature lovers. Connect with the environment, enjoy and care for wild places while earning yourself a recognised national award. A fantastic way to delve into nature, give back and feel good about yourself.

Discover

Yoga practice

Before lockdown occurred, a group of VICTA’s 18-29yr olds took part in a Wellbeing Weekend where they relaxed their body and mind with yoga and seated meditation every morning. Here are the exercises the group used so you can have a go in your own home.

Get the yoga exercises

Yoga/stretch classes

British Blind Sport teamed up with local deliverers and VI friendly activity providers to bring you a variety of at-home workouts and routines to keep you healthy and active from the comfort of your front room.

Discover on the BBS website

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May 27, 2022|0 Comments

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