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

Young people’s mental health support

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.

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Take a look at the Dudley Take 5 Next Steps films to see how following the 5 ways to wellbeing can have a positive impact on your physical and mental health.

If you are having difficulties or you are worried try talking to your parent/s, carer/s, a tutor or your GP. If you are at a 6th form school the School Nurse 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 crisis support.

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.

Dudley Talking Therapy Service provides help and support for school leavers aged 16+ who are registered with a Dudley borough GP.

Parents and carers

If you feel that your child would benefit from extra support for their mental health you can speak to their tutor, lecturer, pastoral care department, university/college support service, School Nurse or GP.

Places to find support:

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