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Children's Mental Health Resources for the Christmas Holidays

Here are a range of mental health resource websites and apps that may be useful for parents and young people to access during the Christmas holidays.

1. Kooth

Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community where users can access helpful articles with tips on how to look after our mental health, discussion boards, safe online chats and daily journaling spaces.

Not only is childline a 24/7 children's phone support service, their website also has a variety of video's games and puzzles to help young people of all ages to manage their feelings.

The Calm Harm app is centred around distraction techniques for young people who may be feeling the urge to self-harm, for young people over the age of 13.

Cove is an NHS approved musical app that helps users to capture their mood and express it by making their own pieces of music, much like journaling but in a musical way!

Young minds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Their website contains a huge list of different types of feelings young people or parents may be experiencing with vast amounts of advice and resources to choose from.


We hope this information comes in useful over the Christmas holidays, remember, there is always someone available to talk to. If you know of any more useful resources or websites that may help families and their mental health through the festive period, please let us know!

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