Mental Health News & Info Feb 2021
During these challenging times many families are facing issues with their own or a loved one’s mental health and seeking support can be even more challenging because of lockdown.
Kaleidoscope now have spaces available on their Plus programme. The programme consists of 10 workshops and supports people with their personal wellbeing and includes managing stress and anxiety, low mood and depression, sleep and relaxation, self-esteem building and more. Sessions are available to Sandwell residents and will run from early April to mid-June.
Web Site: https://kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk
In a mental health crisis or know someone that is?
No matter if you’re feeling down, anxious, stressed or you’re in need of urgent support, please text TEAMKPG to 85258 where you can speak to a trained Crisis Volunteer.
This service is free, available 24/7, confidential and it doesn’t appear on your phone bill. Click below for further information.
Hate Crime & Support
Centres where victims and witnesses of hate crime can report offences and get support have been relaunched in 23 locations across Sandwell. The safe places, known as Third Party Reporting Centres, are based at community organisations, housing associations, victim support offices, places of worship, colleges and council offices.
In an emergency whereby you believe you or someone else in in immediate danger or at risk of harm, call the police on 999
In a non-emergency, you can report a hate crime by calling the police on 101.
You can pass on information about hate crime offenders by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. This is anonymous and you will not be asked for your personal details.
You can report non-emergency incidents through the West Midlands Police website.
Hate crime can be reported anonymously by visiting the Crimestoppers website.
You can also report hate crime on the True Vision website anonymously.
Want to learn more about mental health for free?
Sandwell Adult & Family Learning have expanded their online courses and now include a suite of Mental Health and Wellbeing courses. These courses are being offered free for a limited time only and can be accessed by residents and staff providing they are not taking an apprenticeship.
Don’t forget at Old Park we have our own Drama Therapist available to support our children and families. For more information please contact Ms Taylor – Family Support Worker or Mrs Pearce – Deputy Head/SENCO