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happy ok sadWe all deserve to enjoy life and feel good about ourselves. Sometimes however life can be tough.

Whether you’re feeling great and want to stay that way, you’re a bit fed up; or you’re struggling to manage your feelings, the http://www.happyoksad.org.uk/ site has links to information and tips ranging from how to boost your mood, to where to get help if you’re unable to cope.

Visit "My Lfe Warrington" to find out all about the local services, events, advice and support available  in Warrington
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Barnardo’s ‘See Hear Respond’ service

See Hear Respond is a service provided across England by Barnardo’s and other national and local community-based organisations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The programme has been created to help children and young people in England who are experiencing harm and increased adversity during this period by providing support to those who are not being seen by social care or other key agencies.

Working with its partners, Barnardo’s aims to reduce the likelihood of harm and ensure other support and protective networks are in place using:

·         online digital support, including advice and information, online counselling and a telephone helpline

·         face to face interventions, such as support for groups at risk outside the home and one to one support

·         reintegration into education, including assessments and the delivery of support pathways back to education

See Hear Respond accept referrals from any source either through the Freephone number 0800 151 7015 and via the online referral hub.

Gay and Lesbian Youth Support Service

Warrington Youth Service, Warrington, WA2 0JF 
Tel:  01925 442440

Email: sjohnson2@warrington.gov.uk

GLYSS work with Families / single parents, Gay lesbian bisexual transgender people, Young people (13-25) throughout Warrington to provide health, information and advice. They offer a safe, supportive and anonymous meeting space.


Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where people can live in safety.

Their aim is to empower people to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. To provide a range of life-saving and life-changing services, and a voice for the voiceless.

Pathways to Recovery is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults, families and carers in Warrington.

Their recovery teams work across Warrington and include Doctors, Recovery Coordinators, Nurses, Recovery Champions, Peer mentors and Volunteers.

They operate an open access service, meaning 6 days a week you can just walk in and ask to see someone about your needs.

Useful support agencies for children and young people

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Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people which you can access through your mobile, tablet or desktop.

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Mindfulness for children

Cosmic Kids Yoga and Mindfulness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU

Breathing with Mojo

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l8KysZuxp98 

This video is a great resource to use with your children. It is such a simple way to help them control their breathing. Simply breathe in as Mojo grows and breathe out as he shrinks.

Recommended books for children with anxiety

I Can Breath Like   a... by Megan Johnson
Glad to be Dan by Jo Howarth
Hey Warrior by Karen Young
Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda by Lauren Alderfer
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