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Tips for helping to cope with School Closures

As schools are now closed; please see a range of free resources (downloads to the right of the screen) for staff and families to help children and young peopke to get through this time and look after their mental health:

Please click HERE for resources for families with children that have ASD

Please click HERE for resouces from schools to assist with home learning

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Children and Young People During Covid-19 

 Getting Advice and Help 

Greenwich Community Hub  

If you need help because you are vulnerable and self-isolating, and have not got a family member, friend or neighbour who can help, our volunteers could provide support and help connect you to local community services 


Call Free: 0800 470 4831 



Online counselling service for young people, provided by experienced counsellors. 



Headscape Greenwich  

Online advice and mental health  

health questionnaire to direct you to appropriate support. 



Following the Young Mental Health Ambassador’s Instagram account for information, tips and positive messages around mental health and wellbeing for young people in Greenwich, 



The Point  

Support and advice for young people aged 16 to 19. 



020 8921 8224 

Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) 





Telephone support and advice for families with children aged 0-5.  



Family Information Service  

Advice on a range of issues that affect you and your family.  

020 8921 6921 



Online counselling and peer support for young people (up to age 25) experiencing issues related to gender, sexuality, diversity or identity. 

020 8305 5000 




Online advice and support around mental health. 


Time to Talk   

Support for young people (aged 16+) It with mild problems of anxiety or depression.  

0203 260 1100 


South London Counselling Service  

Counselling support for children and young people. 

0208 852 3400 




Online advice and support for new mums. 



National Support  


The Mix  


Free and confidential multi-channel support, which is 

offered online, via phone, by email, peer to peer and 

through counselling services. 

080 8808 4994 





Samaritans offers confidential telephone counselling 

service and emotional support, to 

anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide. 


116 123 


Childline is a free 24-hour confidential telephone counselling service for any child and young person, up until their 19th Birthday 

0800 1111 


Confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide. 


0800 068 41 41 


NHS website and app for early learning health and 

wellbeing, provides reliable up to date information for 

teenagers and young adults to access on health topics 

and trusted NHS sources. 


NHS Apps  

NHS Apps Library including those Apps related to Mental Health 


NHS Mental Health and Wellbeing 


A range of Mental Health and Wellbeing Support, including links to resources for children and young people (scroll to the bottom of the page) 



Think Ninja (Healios) 

App to provide advice and tools around mental health and wellbeing.  

Download from App Store and Google Play  


Every Mind Matters 

Online advice and tools for looking after your mental health (all ages). 



MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people's mental health for all adults 


Young Minds  


Charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing 

and mental health of children and young people. 

Young Minds provides advice for children, young people and parents around mental health. 


0808 802 5544 



A national drug education service which offers 

confidential information and advice for anyone concerned 

about drug or solvent misuse. 


0300 123 6600 (Text 2111) 


Epic Friends  


Online advice and tools for children and young people for looking after your mental health. 

Anna Freud Centre 



Big White Wall 

An online mental health and wellbeing service for people over 

16, offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a 

community that cares when you’re dealing with everyday 

stressors or major life events. 


Good Thinking 

Online resource providing access to advice and tools, aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of Londoners 




Getting More Help and Risk Support  


Greenwich CAMHS  

Provides specialist evidence-based, outcomes-focused 

mental health service for children and young people 

aged 0-18 and their families in Greenwich 


020 3260 5211 

020 3331 4172 (fax) 




Text support for those experiencing a crisis 

Crisis Text Line 24/7 85258 


Before going to A&E because of mental health difficulties please contact the services below; 


Greenwich CAMHS Urgent Advice Line 


If you are a parent and you have concerns about your child’s mental health, please contact 0203 319 7666 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. 


Oxleas Urgent Advice Line  

0203 319 7666 



Mental Health Crisis Support  

If you feel you are experiencing a crisis and you are unable to access support from your GP or other services Call 0800 3308590 to speak to our crisis line for patients and carers. The crisis line runs twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. 

Crisis line on 020 3228 5980 


Monday to Friday 5pm-9pm and Saturday to Sunday 1pm-9pm.   


For all other times please contact the Oxleas Urgent Advice line on 0800 330 8590.  



Activities for young people  




Follow Young Greenwich’s social media for online support and events.  



0208 859 8880 



Greenwich Dance  

Virtual dance classes 

020 8293 9741  

Greenwich Islamic Centre Youth Centre  

Online youth activities. 



Central Eltham Youth Project  

Youth activities and mentoring support. 


Emotional health and wellbeing advice and support for young people and families  particularly those living around Woolwich Dockyard area.  

Who to contact


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Other notes

An exciting school timetable offered by various celebrities for you and your kids to support you daily with their education

 9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks

 10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman

11.00am - English with David Walliams

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)…/category/get-kids-cooking/

 1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass

 1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel…/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)

 4:00pm Geography with Ben Forgo adventurer this will move to youtube in the next few days

 For your older kids, here are 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:

 Non-daily events include:

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests