Welcome to Healthy Dudley. This is the new public health website.

Looking after your emotional and mental health

Happier Minds Website for Dudley

A new website has been launched to help young people, parent carers and professionals find information about mental health in Dudley borough.

www.happierminds.org.uk

Happier Minds can help you find the mental wellbeing information you need. It also provides information on how to get help urgently for people in crisis.

The website has 3 sections – for young people, parent carers and school based professionals, all sections contain useful support and information.

  • The young people section for those aged 11yrs and over (secondary school and college), has video resources and useful contacts.
  • For parent/carers, there is information to help them to support their child and also resources to support their own mental wellbeing.
  • The professional section of the website has been designed for those working with young people in schools/colleges and provides useful information and resources.

5 ways to wellbeing

Everyone needs to know how to look after their mental health. The 5 ways to wellbeing are a set of actions that can be used every day to help do this.

Keep learning
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Take notice
connect
be active

For ideas to put an extra spring in your step watch the Dudley Take 5 films. If you’ve just moved to secondary school have a look at the Steps up film to hear real life experiences of other Years 7 students.

The Next Steps films are great for those moving onto college, sixth form or apprenticeships.

If you are having difficulties or you are worried try talking to your parent/s, carer/s, a teacher, your GP or your School Nurse. They will be able to offer you support and advice. Your school receptionist will know what day your School Nurse is at your school.

Places to find support:

Kooth is an online counselling service where you can speak to a counsellor confidentially.

Young Minds has lots of useful information about mental health and there is a crisis support service too.

Childline 0800 11 11 is a free and confidential helpline for young people up to 18 years of age. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Parents and carers

If you feel that your child would benefit from extra support for their mental health you can speak to their teacher, School Nurse or GP.

Places to find support:

Young Minds has lots of useful information for parents about mental health and they have a parent helpline available if you want some advice.