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Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Hub

This page offers a ‘one stop shop’ style directory to help with emotional wellbeing.

You'll find links to local and national support and helpful tips

Remember, contact your GP if you are finding things difficult. They can help you get the support you need and refer you to specialist services.

Supporting your child or young person's mental health

Check back for more resources, tips and strategies to support your child or young person's mental health.

Children's Self Care Plan Anna Freud Centre

Download the 'My Self Care Plan' suitable for all children and young people 

Includes mindfulness activities, creative challenges, how to create a circle of support. 

Top Tips for looking after your own wellbeing

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Have you looked at the NHS five ways to wellbeing?

You don’t need to do all of the things every day, just start to work them into your week where you can.

Click here to see the NHS five ways to wellbeing 

Getting outdoors

Try exploring somewhere new to help you switch off and take a bit of a break.

Technology is important to help us stay connected with our friends and family, but it can get exhausting. It’s good to just take some time to step away from the screen and look around!

Click here to look at the Trans Pennine Trail which runs through Barnsley. Make sure you let someone know where you are going, and what time to expect you back.

Have you heard of Barnsley’s Early Intervention Team?

They have Facebook Page where you can find information about their weekly walking group, which meets at Barnsley Interchange on Mondays @ 12pm


Things to do indoors

Not everyone likes getting out and about, or you aren’t ready to leave the house just yet, try some simple relaxation activities

Step away from the screen and try something else:

It could be anything that helps you keep calm and relaxed.

  • Drawing or colouring
  • Crafts such as sewing, using play clay or playdough to make things
  • Cooking
  • Listening to music or making your own music
  • Writing a letter or a journal
  • Singing along to the radio, or YouTube
  • Meditating
  • Making up a dance

These are just a few suggestions, do what makes you happy and allows you to feel relaxed and in control of your feelings.


Find community peer support groups for children & young people

There are a range of community support groups for Children & Young People to help with mental health and wellbeing.

Click the box below to find out who they are, how to contact them, and how they can help. 

Find community support groups for adults

There are a range of community support groups to help with mental health and wellbeing. 

Click the box below to find out who they are, how to contact them, and how they can help.