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If you are concerned that yourself or another is experiencing a Mental Health crisis there are some useful numbers to know.
First Response is a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week service open to all people of all ages living in Bradford, Airdale, Wharfdale and Craven experiencing a mental health crisis. You can Call First Response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01274 221181.
It plays a huge part in our ability to live our lives – and to the live the kind of life we want to live.
We can think of Mental Health on a continuum, just like physical health. And just like we can look after our bodies through looking after our physical health so we can look after our minds by looking after our Mental Health.
This does not mean we can stop all mental health difficulties but it does mean we can try to stop mental health difficulties feeling so scary, and stop people blaming themselves for their mental health distress. We hope our project will help make it easier to know where to ask for help, and easier to actually ask for help. We have asked schools to name someone to be the Mental Health Champion in Schools.
A big part of the project is supporting staff in schools to support you, because young people have consistently said it is easier and less worrying to get help in school.
We are doing this by
The Mental Health Champions will be making sure that pupils and parents have good information about Mental Health. They will be running assemblies and other school activities on a range of Mental Health topics. This year we are looking at self-harm, and stress and anxiety. From September 2017 Next term we are looking at the Mental Health Effects of bullying. We would love to hear from young people about the themes which you think we should be covering. Let us know about these themes by emailing our Project Officer here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Childrens Mental Health Week 2018 took place between 5th - 11th February. Our schools were involved in taking part and helping spread awareness of what #BeingOurselves means to them in school.
You can find out more by following the link below
The Mental Health Champions were featured in the Telegraph and Argus earlier this school year, follow the link below to hear first hand from one of our schools the contribution we feel this project makes to our Young People's experience of school life;