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Talking Mental Health

Talking Mental Health is an animation designed to help begin conversations about mental health in the classroom and beyond. The animation and accompanying resources have been created by a team of animators, children, teachers and doctors, and is being taught to year 5 and 6 children around the UK.

 

If you are worried about something - tell a friend, tell a teacher or tell your parents. It can be hard to do this so if you don’t feel you can do it in person it might be easier to write a note to your parents explaining how you feel, or perhaps confide in someone outside the immediate family, like a grandparent, aunt, uncle or cousin and ask them to help you tell your parents what’s worrying you.

 

If you really feel that there is no-one to talk your problem through with then call ChildLine.

 

Click on the picture below to take you to their website or call ChildLine on 0800 1111.

 

 

When you phone ChildLine, you’ll be able to speak to someone who cares about your problem or worry. The counsellors are all trained - they will listen to you and try to help you.

 

If you’re scared or feel out of control, that’s OK. You can tell them. It’s their job to listen to you and sometimes to put you in touch with someone who can help you.

 

Speaking out about problems or talking about your feelings can be really difficult, but it’s the right thing to do. Think about how much better you will feel if you can talk about it with someone who understands.

 

We can suggest who else could help and will describe what would probably happen if you decided to involve them. If you feel too scared or shy to talk to someone else who could help you then, with your permission, ChildLine will talk to others on your behalf.

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