Resources to Support Wellbeing
For children and young people aged 10-18 years there are three partners Place2Be are working with, with each service being offered free of charge as a Place2Be partner:
1. ThinkNinja: this is an app-based service, which can be downloaded. The app is guided by a ‘WiseNinja’, which is an automated virtual assistant, built on artificial intelligence and replicating a clinical psychologist. The app provides psychoeducation on mental health and emotional wellbeing along with coaching tips for staying well and handling stress. More information can be found on their website.
: is an online service which offers online counselling and wellbeing support. Young people aged 10-18 years can sign up to this service online, selecting Place2Be from the drop down menu. The service offers a range of therapeutic tools and activities and is opened 365 days a year (currently from 12-10pm weekdays and 6-10pm at weekends, though this is currently being reviewed). This is an anonymous service, everything is pre-moderated and confidential. All the counsellors are trained, qualified and experienced working with young people. Further information can be found on their website
Free resources to use at home:
Below is a list of resources you can use at home to support your child's wellbeing and mental health:
Supporting Children and Young People During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Advice for Parents / Carers