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Managing anxiety; supporting you and your children 

Resource Pack


Fight Flight Freeze - A Guide to Anxiety for Kids

Mental Health UK offers a range of support for young people, parents and school staff.

Bloom is a free UK-wide programme which supports young people’s mental health resilience. The programme equips young people with the tools and knowledge to maintain their mental health through life’s transitions, both now and in the future.

Your Resilience is a free UK-wide programme that supports young people’s mental health resilience. It is focused on building resilience through life’s transitions in 14–18 year olds, equipping them with the tools and resources to manage their mental health now and in the future.

Advice for parents and guardians. The website offers a resource library which contains tools to help parents/carers to confidently engage in conversations about mental health, emotional wellbeing and resilience with their child.

Find out more at

Supporting young people - Mental Health UK (


Cost of Living information support



Supporting parental mental health


IAPT have produced a useful leaflet around supporting adult mental health. Their services include being offered talking therapies, groups, computerised cognitive behavioural therapy, online wellbeing groups, telephone or face to face support. Therapeutic work takes place in GP surgeries and other suitable facilities throughout the county, and they offer workshops and webinars out of hours or during the weekend.

Who is this service for? Anyone aged 17 and half and over registered with a GP in Northamptonshire.

How to access this service: Access the service by calling 0300 999 1616 (9 to 5 weekdays) or by filling in the online form by visiting 



Parents and carers.

Parents or carers should approach their child/childrens class teacher if they have any mental health concerns. This will be cascaded to the Mental Health Leader for assessment. In addition to offering universal support within school, we may also discuss with you additional support mechanisms available to you from the following agencies:

  • School Nursing Service Northampton (providing links to support parent/ Carers)  
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
  • Referral management centre
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Counselling support

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How to get support:

National Freephone Helpline*: 08088 020 021 (open 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)

ASK email support:

Crisis Messenger: Text WW to 85258 (available 24/7)

Online chat: click here (available 12-4pm, Wednesdays and Fridays)

*In order to protect our staff, our Helpline is currently operating a remote service. Please leave a message on our voicemail with your first name and a contact number (with area code) and a Helpline Practitioner will call you back from a withheld number as soon as possible