At Musinc we have been working with the Mental Health First Aid team at Middlesbrough Council and they have provided information on these fantastic resources and directories which can be used by anyone looking for support in many aspects of their lives. These can be used personally or you can use them to signpost friends, family, colleagues and even young people with who you are working with to some really useful toolkits and services. They are available to ANYONE and many of the services are FREE.
Qwell and Kooth – digital NHS support services for good mental health
Qwell for Adults – Kooth plc
- The platform does not require any referral and is available 24/7.
- The live counselling functionality allows service users to receive professional support through either booked or drop in sessions as and when a session is required. Their qualified practitioners are real people, not bots, with significant experience in working with adults from a wide variety of backgrounds and have a varied skill set.
- io is commissioned by NHS, Local Authorities and Charities to improve the mental health of entire populations of specific cohorts. Adults accessing Qwell can do so without the waiting lists or thresholds often associated with traditional services. They can join online peer support communities, access self-help materials or engage in drop-in or booked one-to-one online chat sessions with our experienced counsellors.
Kooth for Children & Young People – Kooth plc
Kooth.com is commissioned by the NHS, Local Authorities, charities and businesses to provide anonymous and personalised mental health support for Children and Young People. Some of the resources available are:
- Discussion boards
- Self-care tools
This is a good way for young people to independently and anonymously access support.
| Search Results | Signpost NENC
This list of support services many of which focus on particular support needs and is a very useful tool for signposting individuals towards the right service.
The Everymind Mental Health Support Directory – Everymind At Work
This is another really useful directory particularly looking at mental health with information about may support services available and information on how to access support.
Making Every Contact Count is an organisation which aims to raise awareness, motivate and signpost people to better health and wellbeing in the North East and North Cumbria. This directory covers everything from help with finances to weight loss to support with energy bills and more!
Function Central – Guide to Supporting the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Musicians
The guide covers everything musicians, and those who work with musicians, need to know including: the most common mental health problems and causes in musicians, healthy practices for mental wellbeing, and where to get additional support.