Our primary care mental health services are supported by the Eastwood Bridges councilling service. Your GP may decide you may benefit from a referral to this service but you can also refer yourself via the link below.
Eastwood bridges self referral
They have also produced a very useful leaflet which can be accessed via their website or via the link below.
More information on this service is available via this link: Eastwood bridges
RAMH is a charitable organisation who provide professional care and services to those affected by mental ill health; depression, self harm, bipolar disorder, anxiety and other conditions.
RAMH promotes recovery from mental ill health, and empowers people to build independent, fulfilled lives.
- by providing immediate support in crisis situations
- by supporting people in their own homes with individualised care and practical support
- by providing counselling and social, therapeutic, creative and educational groups
- by promoting self management and empowering individuals to achieve their potential
- by supporting carers, family and friends through education and information
- by raising awareness to break down the barriers, inequalities and stigma around mental health
Telephone FIRST crisis on: 0800 221 8929 or standard rate 0141 848 9090
• Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 https://www.samaritans.org
• Papyrus 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786 209 697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Prevention of young suicide (Papyrus) is a national confidential helpline for any young people under 35 at risk of suicide, or anyone worried about a young person at risk of suicide. Open 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends. https://www.papyrus-uk.org
• Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk (Website for children and young people with parents helpline 0808-802-5544 Monday – Friday 9.30am-4pm)
• Mind Ed for families https://www.minded.org.uk/families/index.html…(Great section on ‘What to do in a crisis’ including traffic light system.)
•http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/consumers.cfm (older adolescent/adult modules)
• How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk.
• How to talk so teens will listen & listen so teens will talk.
• When your kids push your buttons and what you can do about it
• Parenting a child who has intense emotions: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills to help your child regulate emotional outbursts and aggressive behaviours
• Overcoming your child’s fears and worries: A self-help guide using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques
Teenage depression - a CBT guide for Parents
There is also a corresponding book for young people: Am I depressed and what can I do about it?
• Stay alive (suicide prevention)
• Calm harm (self harm)
• Smiling mind – Mindfulness app
• SAM: Self-help for Anxiety Management
• Distract (self harm)
• Mindshift (anxiety, sleep)
• Headspace (meditation and mindfulness)
• Calm (male suicide)