Just as with adults, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and continued lockdown measures have affected our children. In a study conducted by The Lancet, more than a quarter of children (aged 5–16 years) reported disrupted sleep and one in ten (5·4% of children) often or always felt lonely.
CWRise provide mental health support for young people in Coventry and Warwickshire
For anyone under 18 experiencing a mental health crisis, contact the RISE Crisis team by freephone 08081 966798 (select Option 2). During the COVID-19 response, this is service is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, with an advice-only service outside the core hours of 8am-8pm.
The following local and national mental health support and helplines are also available aimed at children and young people:
Dimensions Tool offers immediate tailored self-help support and signposting to local services.
ChatHealth is a free service that enables 11 – 18 year olds across Coventry and Warwickshire to send confidential SMS text messages to School Nurses who will provide impartial advice and support. For Warwickshire, text 07507 331 525. For Coventry, text 07507 331 949
Childline call 0800 1111
Samaritans call 116 123 Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258 Papyrus Hopeline UK (suicide prevention helpline) call 0800 068 4141 or text 07860 039967