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Sessions and workshops to support young people aged 10-16 affected by the death or knowledge that someone important to them is dying from an incurable illness. Fun and interactive programme of creative therapies and outdoor activities aims, free of charge, Saturday mornings 10.00am-12.00pm at Clifford House, S11 9PX. For more information or to join call Liz on 0114 235 7498 or email here.
Clifford House is for anyone affected by an illness that has no cure and their loved ones. Open 10am - 4pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Clifford House is open to anyone affected by an illness that has no cure, at any stage of that journey. Offers a place to relax, activities, advice and information sessions, and groups. Get support from others living with illness, and from professionals and volunteers who can help and inform. Everything is free of charge, including transport if you are unable to travel independently. Call 0114 235 7650 to discuss transport options.
Supporting professionals to find and share the knowledge and resources they need to deliver high quality, accessible bereavement care and signposting families, professionals and the public to sources of bereavement support.
Sheffield Flourish aim to involve people who live with mental health conditions in everything we do. They manage the Sheffield Mental Health Guide which contains a wide range of information and useful links. They also help people to share their stories by publishing them on their website. They offer a wide range of activities suitable for people living with mental health conditions. They organise fun and interesting monthly community events based on different themes. They also help people to realise their enterprising ideas.
SACMHA offers responsive and culturally sensitive services for adults with mental health difficulties from BME backgrounds in need of assistance with their health and social care needs. Services include advocacy, a lunch club and a carers support group.
Booklet for young carers considering Higher Education including information on:
- Help when you're at school
- Help when you're at college or sixth form
- Information about how to manage caring and studying
- Top tips about making university a reality
- Real life stories from students who are carers
Childline has launched an app that is the first to provide counselling to young people in need of help directly through their mobile devices. Available as a free download so young people can easily access Childline's online services (currently only available on Apple phones - Android version in development). App includes access to:
- 1-2-1 chat with a counsellor
- 'Ask Sam' problem pages
- Private locker - a personal area where young people can track their mood and write down their thoughts.
XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. Available Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm, Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm
A British Heart Foundation pack for children aged 3-8 who are coming to terms with the loss of a loved one. This resource helps parents, grandparents, carers, and guardians to encourage children to express the sentiments that they never got the chance to say, as well as learning how to hold onto the memories of those they loved.
Limited fund available to give young carers aged under 18 up to £300 to spend on a break from their caring role and to give them a choice about how they take this break.
Website with comprehensive list of funding sources for families on low income. You can search by type of grant (children, adults, holidays, equipment etc) or by condition within the family to find specialist pots for families affected by illness or disability.
Information booklet for young people who live with someone with a mental illness. Designed for young people, by young people, it is packed full of useful information including sections on understanding mental health, support services, getting help and advice and suggestions for looking after your own well-being.
The YCRG conducts high quality research, evaluation and consultancy on all matters relating to children with caring responsibilities – young carers – in order to advance knowledge and inform the development of health and social care policy and good practice.
Free, safe social learning platform for schools to publish blogs, videos, pictures, and audio online, where they can be shared with a like-minded network of schools around the world. Includes the Young Carers in Focus national project.
Factsheet for schools
Resource for schools