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Maintaining Mental Health
Self-isolating and social distancing may be causing you to feel worried. It is important at all times, including when there is a change to your daily routine to look after your mental health.
It is important to:
- Stay connected with friends and family – video calls are great for this
- Stay calm
- Find techniques to help you cope when you feel stressed
- Access/ask for help when you need it
Asking for Help
If you feel like you are having a mental health crisis, you can access help using one of the numbers below:
The Academy phone line will be manned for limited hours for the time being. If you need to speak to a member of staff, call 0121-464 2737. For safeguarding issues, you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources and Services
An online mental wellbeing community: Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.
A city centre mental health drop-in service based in Digbeth and run by The Children’s Society. Their website also includes a range of online self-help materials.
Lots of resources produced by Birmingham and Solihull health and wellbeing services.
A range of breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help you feel calmer.
Access ‘The Coping Calendar’ for strategies to look after ourselves and others during a crisis.â
The NHS website provides lots of advice relating to mental health and mindfulness.