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What is Wellbeing?
Wellbeing encompasses all different areas of health: physical, mental and emotional. It's important to look after all of these areas in order to maintain a healthy wellbeing overall. Wellbeing is also defined as the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. More generally, wellbeing is just feeling well. Mental wellbeing doesn't have one set meaning; we might use it to talk about how we feel, how well we're coping with daily life or what feels possible at the moment.
Children's wellbeing is a combination of their physical, mental, emotional and social health. These elements all contribute to their overall wellbeing, and it's important for parents, carers and educators to encourage a positive wellbeing feeling in our children from an early age. Because a range of different elements contribute to children's wellbeing, there are also lots of ways that we can help support their wellbeing. Being a good role model for them and teaching them to improve their wellbeing are some of the most effective ways to help create a positive attitude towards mental health and wellbeing in your child.
Help with Health and Wellbeing
The following websites offer advice to help you with your health and wellbeing.
Blue Smile helps over 200 children a week to be happier and have brighter futures. Having started in Cambridge with whole teams in Partner Schools, our additional mobile Outreach team of independent therapists is spreading out county-wide to help communities and schools in most need. As well as providing children with one-to-one therapy, Blue Smile directly supports both schools and parents to help their children through our extensive Menu of Services.
Keep Your Head brings together reliable information on mental health and wellbeing for children, young people, adults, professionals, and schools across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.
Centre33 Support young people up to the age of 25 with mental health, caring responsibilities, housing, sexual health and more.
YOUnited offers help to children and young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health. It is available to those up to the age of 25 and offers a range of support including therapies, counselling and guided self-help. This service is provided by the Cambridgshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust CPFT also have a First Response Service (FRS) for people of any age who are distressed, worried about their mental health or experiencing something that makes them feel unsafe. It provides 24-hour access, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to mental health care, advice and support.
Everyone Health works in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council to provide healthy lifestyle support to people living in Cambridgeshire. They are a free service for Cambridgeshire residents who are looking to make changes to their lifestyle.
YoungMinds are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. They want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and gets the mental health support they need. Whether you want to understand more about how you are feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who's struggling, YoungMinds can help. YoungMinds has a Parents Helpline which offers vital advice and guidance to parents/carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health. They can give you advice on how to access support, navigating services for your child and practical techniques to help.
NHS in Mind is a free platform containing 8 easy-to-access, short interventions to help alleviate high anxiety, panic and fatigue. These relaxation techniques were put together by Slee Parrish, an experienced Senior NHS Nurse and qualified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, together with Alex James, a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher, to help NHS staff during the COVID pandemic. NHS Mental Health and Wellbeing Find information and support for your mental health. If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or just want to feel happier, they're here to help.
We Are Mind We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
Mental Health Foundation We want you and your community to be able to live life to the full. That’s why finding ways to prevent mental health problems is at the heart of what we do.