Find out more about what’s happening and the simple steps you can take to help prevent catching COVID-19 and spreading to others. Also find out more about what you can do if you are feeling anxious and worried, and how you can support others in your community
Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland
The Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland site has some information about children’s rights in a time of crisis and a number of helpful links to resources
COVIBOOK is a short book designed to support and reassure children under 7 about the virus.
Visit the website:
or download the book here:
Childline have a dedicated Corona Virus page which covers what Corona Virus is, what to do if you are worried and how to cope if you are staying at home.
Healthier Minds will use this page and our twitter to help adults support their children and young people during this time.
Who Cares? Scotland
If you’ve been in care, you might not have a family network to turn to for extra support. But Who Cares? Scotland is here for you. We want to help, with a friendly voice at the end of a phone, access to advice and information, and with practical support where we can.
From Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm you will now be able to access support and advice by contacting us on one of the following numbers.
- If you live in the North of Scotland
call 07568 242965 – Denny is waiting to speak to you
- If you live in the South of Scotland
call 07756 047389 – Ray is waiting to speak to you
And if you’re not sure if you’re north or south, just call either number and we’ll help you.
You can also email us your name and phone number to [email protected] and we will arrange to call you back.
Big White Wall
Glasgow City Council Education Services provides free access to the digital mental health and wellbeing service – Big White Wall (BWW) for all residents aged 16+, in order to support the mental health and wellbeing of the local area. BWW provides safe, anonymous, online support 24/7, with a supportive community, information and self-help resources, and trained professionals online at all times. The service is free to all in Glasgow.
Access is easy: simply go to www.bigwhitewall.com and enter your postcode.
Any young Person aged 16 -18 living in Glasgow struggling with mental health issues or experiencing a tough time can find support on Big White Wall. If you are struggling, or know someone who is, don’t hesitate to join BWW or recommend it to someone you know.
95% of members reported feeling better as a result of joining BWW, and 73% shared something for the first time. Whatever you’re going through, BWW is there to help.
One member commented: “It’s great here to just say what you feel and think without judgement, that’s helped me loads, as I’ve always kept a brave face for the last few years with my depression and anxiety. It’s great to be among people who know exactly how you feel!”
For more information on the services offered by Big White Wall please see the short video at www.BigWhiteWall.com