Young person’s mental health toolkit launched in Wales

The Young Person’s Mental Health Toolkit directs young people, aged 11 to 25, to a variety of online resources such as websites, apps, and helplines, which can help them through the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

The simple design enables users to take control of their mental health through a medium that suits them, with information, self-help, and advice about how to seek further support.

Launched at the beginning of June by the Welsh Government, the Toolkit is hosted on its Hwb educational platform where anyone can use it either from an external link or by browsing the Hwb itself. The Toolkit is made up of six categories of the most common issues affecting young people at this time: Coronavirus and your wellbeing, Keeping Healthy, Anxiety, Low Mood, Loss, and Crisis, each with links to digital resources. The wide range on offer means there’s something for everyone, whether it’s an app from the NHS, a website in Welsh, or a listening ear from a helpline.

Over time, the Toolkit will be updated to capture the needs of children and young people as the Coronavirus situation evolves to ensure resources remain relevant now and in the future.

At Bridgend College, we continue to do our very best for our students and staff during these difficult times. If you have any concerns, please feel free to get in touch with us on wellbeing@bridgend.ac.uk.