We are a group of NHS health professionals. We have designed 4 one-hour workshops to help you make informed decisions about your own physical & mental health and how to get help if needed. We will come into your school or youth-setting to talk about:
o Access to Healthcare
The aim of this one hour session is to improve general health literacy and awareness about different healthcare services and how to access them. Delivered by health professionals, the sessions are interactive and include scenario practice.
o Medical Emergencies
The aim of this session is to improve health literacy around basic first aid and approach to the unwell individual. This one hour workshop will be delivered by health professionals, outlining common emergency medical presentations including the collapsed individual, bleeding, tooth avulsion and burns management.
o Mental Health Resilience
This one hour interactive workshop will be delivered by health professionals covering concepts & practice of mental health resilience, and when help should be sought.
o Preventative Health
The aim of this one hour session, delivered by health professionals is to give you an understanding of the importance of preventative health. This includes protected time for discussion in safe space to ask questions and discuss concerns.
The NHS England ‘Our Voice, Our Care’ campaign highlights that young people can feel a lack of control of their health care, not always listened to, and that health guidance can feel too generalised. We want to help change that and help empower you as young Londoners in your healthcare.
The Project Health Resilience workshops have been co-produced by young people and for young people! The workshops aim to provide a safe space to talk about your health and ask questions. They are an opportunity to tap into the issues which matter to you! We look forward to seeing you in the workshops!
Where to get urgent help
Accident and Emergency Department (A&E)
If someone requires emergency medical help, is seriously ill or their life is at risk, then call 999 or take them to the nearest Accident & Emergency (A&E). Find your nearest A&E at: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-an-accident-and-emergency-service
If you are not sure what to do, you can check NHS 111 online or call 111 for advice. Find NHS 111 at: https://111.nhs.uk/
NHS urgent mental health helpline
NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages in England. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Find your local NHS urgent mental health helpline at: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/mental-health-services/get-urgent-help-for-mental-health/
Some reminders & further information to help you look after yourself
St John Ambulance
The nation’s leading first aid charity. They provide first aid advice and courses through training programmes, including to hundreds of thousands of young people: https://www.sja.org.uk/get-advice/
British Youth Council
Aims to empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives: https://www.byc.org.uk/uk/nhs-youth-forum
They provide a free, confidential service for children & young people age 18 and under. Available online or on the phone 24/7. They aim to empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives: www.childline.org.uk
Provide support for young people of all ages, whatever you're going through, you can call us any time, from any phone for FREE or chat with someone online: www.samaritans.org
Provide free, confidential, 24/7 text message support in the UK for anyone who is struggling to cope: www.giveusashout.org
Provide a free confidential helpline and online service for young people under age 25 in the UK. You can, contact the team by phone, live message or email; access the discussion boards or use the group chat service: www.themix.org.uk
Provides confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person: www.papyrus-uk.org
Provide support to help young people who may be struggling with an eating problem or an eating disorder: www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Offer online mental well being community for young people aged 11-25 years in certain parts of the UK: www.kooth.com
Every Mind Matters
Website includes advice for young people on how to look after their mental health and wellbeing: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/youth-mental-health
An online service that provides NHS-approved advice, and resources to support Londoners look after their mental health and wellbeing: www.good-thinking.uk
Best for you
An online hub from the NHS for finding useful mental health apps. It provides a library of apps which have been reviewed by experts: https://bestforyou.orcha.co.uk
Website offers a wealth of mental health self-management information: www.youngminds.org.uk
Anna Freud Centre’s ‘On my mind’
A self-care hub for young people: www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind
Offers free sexual health advice and contraceptive services (nationally available): https://www.sexwise.org.uk/
Sexual Health London
Offers free sexual health advice and contraceptive services across London: https://www.shl.uk/
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