Support & Guidance Amid The Pandemic
On this page we have provided a few bits of information that we believe will provide guidance and insight. There are resources displayed here for both parents and students and aim to provide awareness to mental and physical aspects of the ongoing pandemic.
Click down below for guide for Caring for children amid the pandemic.
ThinkNinja (operated by Helios): is an app based services, being offered free of charge during this time to Place2Be partner school students (aged 10-18 years). The app is guided by a ‘WiseNinja’, which is an automated virtual assistant, build on artificial intelligence and replication a clinical psychologist. The app provides psychoeducation on mental health and emotional wellbeing along with coaching tips for staying well and handling distress. [https://www.healios.org.uk/services/thinkninja1]
Kooth: an online service which offers online counselling and wellbeing support. Young people (10-18) can sign up themselves with no referral needed. The service offers a range of therapeutic tools and activities. It is open 365 days a year, currently from 12-10pm weekdays and 6-10 weekends (they are currently reviewing their opening hours). This is an anonymous service, everything is pre-moderated and confidential. No personal details or real names are gathered. All the counsellors are trained, qualified and experienced working with young people. A specific drop down menu has been developed for Place2Be allowing us to review uptake of the service. [https://www.kooth.com/]
Shout: a 24 hour crisis text service which Place2Be have been working with for over eighteen months. This service is primarily aimed for students aged 10 years plus and is delivered by a team of crisis volunteers. Place2Be students just text P2B to 85258. [https://www.giveusashout.org/]