Hundreds of children and young people across North East Lincolnshire are equipped with tools to manage their wellbeing after attending our resilience workshops.
Over 500 pupils and students have logged on to online resilience workshop webinars since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The sessions – which give young people a ‘mental health tool kit’ to help navigate through difficult times – are led by our Early Intervention in Psychosis & Transitions team, with support from the Nexus Youth Forum.
Having originally planned to deliver this training in person, the team had to pivot to provide the hour-long workshop online.
Amy Quickfall, NAViGO’s engagement and projects manager, said: “Many young people have been finding the pandemic difficult – particularly with the school closures and social distancing regulations impacting on their day-to-day lives.
“We hope that this workshop will help them build up their mental strength to cope with the challenges that modern life throws at them – both during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”
Young adult volunteers with lived experience assist in delivering the workshops, which have so far been accessed by Franklin College, Grimsby Institute, Cleethorpes Academy, Humberston Academy and Oasis Academy Wintringham.
If you’re a school or college interested in the resilience toolkit, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are struggling to cope, are worried about someone you know or need to speak to someone urgently, there is a range of help available.
- The COVID-19 mental health support service offers support to anyone who has been affected by the pandemic in any way. It's free and available 24 hours a day. Just call (01472) 256256 and select option 3.
- If you’re in a mental health crisis and need urgent help, call the Single Point of Access on (01472) 256256 and select option 3. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Safespace provides instant support if you’re vulnerable and need assistance with your mental health out-of-hours. You can speak to the team using Zoom or by calling in via telephone, between 5.30pm and 11pm, Monday to Friday.
- Open Minds offers a range of talking therapies aimed at helping you to deal with the effects of stress, anxiety and depression. You can self-refer to Open Minds online.