Here are some great places to check out for mental health and well-being information and support.
DEPRESSION – THE JOURNAL
There is an abundance of great information on here around depression and wellness for older adolescents and adults including an online self-help programme called ‘The Journal’. You will find strategies and techniques to promote wellness and help you get through mild to moderate depression.
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH - MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
A comprehensive list of resources can be found here along with links to support services and a list of e-therapy options and resources. You’ll also find phone, text and email support details and access to resources to support yourself and others.
Organisations dedicated to helping young LGBT and gender diverse people and their caregivers, including resources, information, telephone support and counselling.
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY–THE LOWDOWN
This is an interactive website for young people which includes a self-test for depression, fact sheets and ways to stay strong. You can also check out videos of people who have experience of depression or anxiety, and there’s text and email support too.
WELLBEING – SPORT, HEADFIRST
You’ll find information here to help players and those involved in rugby manage their mental fitness when times get a bit tough.
Access to online safety information that includes practical tools, support and advice around managing and staying safe online.
CARING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE - COMMON GROUND
This website has information about youth mental health and also includes ideas on how to start conversations, what actions you can take and opportunities for people to share their stories.
GRIEF – SKYLIGHT
Here you’ll find resources on grief, mental health and well-being for all ages. There are also information sheets, links to resources and resource packs.
Here you’ll find access to information for youth and caregivers, including information regarding face to face counselling support. There is also a text support, phone support and email carer support service.
AFTER A SUICIDE
Here you will find practical information and guidance for people impacted by a death by suicide. It includes information around what to expect, how to look after yourself and others, and how to access support.
MINDFULNESS - SMILING MIND
Information and a free app around mindfulness meditations for all ages to improve wellbeing can be found here.
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH – HEADSPACE
Some great resources for youth, families and schools covering general mental health fact sheets, along with links to other wellbeing resources and tips.
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING – REACH OUT:
Access to a youth mental health and wellbeing website which covers a large range of topics and includes factsheets, stories, videos, guides, apps and an online forum.
PROBLEM SOLVING APP – AUNTY DEE
Information on problem solving, along with tips and help. (NZ)
WELLBEING APP- VIRTUAL HOPE BOX
A free app that you can store a variety of content in – videos, recorded messages, photos and positive, supportive quotes. There’s also relaxation exercises, distraction games, coping cards and an activity planner. (USA)
(search the name in app store to find the link)
SIR JOHN KIRWAN FOUNDATION © 2018