Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Support

Due to National guidance around COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we’re operating a reduced service until further notice. We are now offering our support digitally through a range of options and extended opening hours for contacting us.

  • The Your Way Live chat
  • Skype – request through live chat
  • Telephone – 01872 222447
  • Text – request through live chat

For out of hours and crisis support Please call Childline on 0800 1111 or The Samaritans on 116 123

Useful resources

Sleep

5 top tips for sleeplessness and insomnia

Epic Friends

Helping you to help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally

Stress and the mind

A relaxation podcast from the Mental Health Foundation

ThinkNinja

A self-help knowledge and skills App for children and young people (10-18 years old)

Parents Support

A free and confidential live chat for parents

Year 6 to Year 7

Moving Up! The transition to secondary school from Anna Freud NCCF

Year 11 to Post 16

Supporting students transitioning from Year 11 to Post 16

Transport

School and Post-16 Transport information for across Cornwall

Back-to-uni

How to manage back-to-uni anxiety

Brook

Looking after yourself and your sexual health when services are limited

Stay Informed

It’s important to stay informed, however there are lots of different sources providing varying information. This could be adding fuel to your anxiety/worries so we suggest going directly to reliable sources and ignore what’s on your feeds.

Face Masks Are Mandatory!

Free Outdoor Activities

There are lots of free things to do in Cornwall with your family or friends (whilst following social distancing guidelines) such as, going for a coastal walk; swimming in the sea; cycling the Camel trail; visiting a nature reserve or going geocaching.

Kooth

Sign up to Kooth for free, safe and anonymous online support.

Their counsellors are available to talk Weekdays from 12pm to 10pm and Weekends from 6pm to 10pm. If you need to talk outside of these hours you can leave a message and they’ll get back to you when their back online. Alternatively, if you’re in crisis you should get in touch with one of their suggested helplines.

Young People Cornwall's Youth Club

Young people Cornwall have a number of youth clubs which offer a range of activities (on and offline) such as sports, music and arts. To keep updated on their latest activities and other services follow them on social media.

Blog

CoronavirusHeadstartParenting
23rd September 2020

Why exercise is good for me

Joe Wicks of PE With Joe just put out a video admitting that he is struggling with his mental health at the moment, and talking about how exercise is the…
CoronavirusHeadstartParenting
22nd September 2020

Mornings!

Hello fellow parents. I wonder how you are setting into your new routines. I hope you are finding time for some self-care now that your young people have gone back…
CoronavirusHeadstartParenting
2nd September 2020

Back to school

When I wrote my first ever blog for this page, children had just been pulled out for school/childcare for an unknown amount of time. I wrote about the fear and…
CoronavirusHeadstartParenting
18th August 2020

Tips for getting out in nature whilst avoiding the crowds

Biophilia - It’s a big word with a wonderful meaning!“An innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world. (Biologist E.O. Wilson)In short, we love nature! And…