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tidyMinds and other support for young people

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tidyMinds is a mental health and well-being website for young people in Neath Port Talbot and Swansea.

The tidyMinds website was launched in the summer of 2021 to help young people in Neath Port Talbot and Swansea understand any negative feelings they may be experiencing and find the right advice and support.

tidyMinds is an online tool for young people, their families and the professionals who support them. It explores mental health and wellbeing issues, and offers information about how and where support can be accessed. It focuses primarily on young people aged between 12 and 19 years, but also features some information for young people under 12 and up to 25 years of age.

As well as providing clear and consistent information to young people, tidyMinds is also a useful resource for professionals who may be struggling to navigate a complex system.

tidyMinds is an information hub and is not designed to diagnose emotional problems or mental health conditions.

You can access the tidyMinds website by visiting tidyMinds.org.uk

You can also go here to read more about the launch of tidyMinds

Kooth – Your online well-being community

In addition to tidyMinds there is also a new virtual counselling and support for youngsters within our region called Koothkooth.com

Children and young people living in Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot will be able to use an anonymous digital counselling and mental health support service.

Designed as a fully safeguarded and pre-moderated community, the British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling accredited service offers one-to-one, anonymous counselling sessions with fully trained and qualified counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners.

Once logged in, users can access message boards and visit a library of self-help magazine style content created by their peers and mental health experts.

You can also go here to read more about the launch of Kooth

Welsh Government mental health pandemic toolkit for young people aged 11-25

Are you a young person finding the pandemic a difficult time? In recognition that many young people are finding the current situation challenging Welsh Government has created an online resource which promotes the numerous digital tools designed specifically to support young people with their own mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The Young Person’s Mental Health Toolkit links young people, aged 11 to 25, to websites, apps, helplines, and more to build resilience and support them through the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond. The simple design enables users to take control of their mental health through a medium that suits them, with information, self-help, and advice about how to seek further support embedded throughout.

You can access the toolkit by clicking here.

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