Is a free app designed to help teens and young adults improve their mental health. Available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
If you are feeling miserable about aspects of your life call 0800 585858 or contact them via the web chat at www.thecalmzone.net available 5pm – midnight.
Children and young people who are experiencing difficulties that could be related to their mental health are usually first identified by a practitioner, for example by a teacher, GP, or school nurse. Similarly, parents/carers who identify that their child is experiencing difficulties will usually first seek help from services at that level. Children and young people with an identified need may be subsequently referred into specialist CAMHS services for assessment and intervention, if necessary. Services are provided in a range of different ways and levels:
If you need help from the CAMHS service you should firstly speak to one of the practitioners listed above who may make a referral to one of the specialists or teams. If you have any questions about CAMHS, please do not hesitate to contact the mental health team on 01856 888000 for further information.
Is for people feeling anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed. They have a 24/7 crisis text line at giveusashout.org.
Promote mental well-being in Orkney. They have a drop-In service as well as out and about and provide housing support as well as a befriending service.
Call 01856 874 874, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.blidetrust.org.uk.
Men’s Sheds are community-run workshops with a social area. The Shed is open on Tuesdays 10.30am – 2 pm and Thursdays 5.30 – 8.30 pm for men over the age of 18.
It is a place to work and relax, pursue hobbies, share skills, have a cuppa and a chat, get out of the house for a while, and get practical help with your projects. Find out more on the Orkney Men’s Shed Facebook group.
Online practical tools and activities for improving mental health. Find out more at www.seemescotland.org.
For young people aged 16+ safe online support community for mental health. Find out more at www.togetherall.com.
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