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Youth Mental Health Day 2022

Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community for people aged between 10 to 25. They offer a wide range of wellbeing support including articles, discussion boards and free counselling.

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Join the Orange Button Community!

If you have recent suicide prevention training, use your skills to join the Orange Button scheme and tackle the stigma around suicide. It is a way of showing others in your community who are having thoughts of suicide, or are worried about somebody else, that you are:

  • comfortable to say or hear the word suicide
  • can listen without judgement
  • can inform people where to find help and support

Register for your Orange Button

We’re in your corner!

Anyone can face tough times - it’s really important to open up sometimes and talk. 

“If you’re finding life tough, it’s really important to open up sometimes and talk.” These are the words of Delicious Orie, super heavyweight gold medalist at this year's Commonwealth Games.

From his work with local Herefordshire and Worcestershire boxing clubs, Delicious understands that sometimes the “toughest opponent is the one between your ears.” 

Talking can help, you’re not alone. If you need urgent help, call the local helpline 0808 196 9127.

Mental health support in Worcestershire & Herefordshire

Take a look at the Now We’re Talking for Healthy Minds website to find out about support in your area.Mental Health Awareness Week Poster; shows two people talking

The site is also full of handy resources and tips to help you manage your mental health and support others.

This NHS Healthy Minds teams cover Herefordshire and Worcestershire and provide a range of free, confidential support. This includes:

- Online therapy
- Groups and courses
- 1:1 support
- Access to some great resources available in your local area

If you need urgent help, call the local helpline 0808 196 9127

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COVID-19

Here’s how you can help to stay safe and stop the spread:

  • Get vaccinated. It’s the best defence against COVID-19 and other infections such as flu.  
  • Let fresh air in when meeting people indoors
  • Be hygienic: 
    • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds or longer
    • cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze
    • clean your surroundings frequently
  • Wear a face covering or a face mask:
    • when you are meeting someone who has a higher risk of becoming seriously unwell 
    • when COVID-19 rates are high and you will be near others in busy and enclosed spaces
    • when there are a lot of respiratory viruses around e.g. in winter, and you will be near other people in busy and enclosed spaces

Want to find out more? Read the government’s guidance on:

Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID-19

People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19 or a positive COVID-19 test
 

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Keen to keep active and stay fit

There’s lots to do across Worcestershire to help your wellbeing.

Take one for the team! Get vaccinated! Get boosted!

It's not too late to get vaccinated!

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine:

  • everyone aged 5 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine
  • people aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose. 
  • people aged 75 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, and those aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system can get a spring booster.

Book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Find your nearest walk-in vaccination site on NHS.UK or go to the SW Healthcare website.

COVID-19 vaccination: A guide for children and young people

COVID-19 vaccinations for 5 to 11 year olds