You Are Not Alone - Help Is At Hand


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There are people here that you can chat to at any time over the festive period.
Roofie - is proposing an online Drop In -
He Said -

We can have a cyber "Drop - In" for the holiday period to provide genuine support and a bit of compassion and good cheer.

There are many on here for whom this board is more than a football forum:

It is a lifeline and perhaps the only human contact in the long dark days of winter and the appalling effects of covid and lock-down.

Its not a time for discussing the relative merits of different treatments.

Its a time for friendly banter and a cyber arm on the shoulder.

Mr DerbyCountyFC said -
Hello guys.

If you're struggling with mental health etc then please if you need to talk do message someone you feel you can talk to. You're not alone we'll help you and listen as well. Take care.

Boro Bonkers Fan Network are reaching out with people at the other end for you...
This Boro fans network is reaching out to help this festive period
Boro Bonkers
I think it is a wonderful gesture and if it helps one person it will be so worthwhile..
This is what they have to say..

From Boro Bonkers
It's going to be a tough Christmas but as members of the Red Army we have a duty to be there for our fellow supporter.

Whatever your circumstance, gender, sexuality, race or even if your favourite Celebration is a Bounty, we're still all one and the same.

That's why we're wanting to do our bit to help.

Over this Christmas period we're wanting to start a conversation to make sure that every Boro fan has someone to talk to.

That means that our DMs are our, our feed will be manned and our forums will be there as a platform to ensure that regardless of your plans, you'll have someone to have a natter about Middlesbrough to.

If you want to chat you can find in the following places:

Head to Twitter HERE

Head to Facebook HERE

Head to our Bonkers For Boro forum HERE
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Should I leave this up for a couple more games - but the overiding message is that there always people here for you if you are feeling that you need to reach out.
Should I leave this up for a couple more games - but the overiding message is that there always people here for you if you are feeling that you need to reach out.
I’d leave it up Rob as all the Christmas bills will be landing on people’s doormats about now naturally going to cause More anxiety .
Every Mind Matters

Looking after your mental health​

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Call new NHS line if you are concerned about a child or young person's mental health in Teesside

A new NHS telephone line, 0300 2000 000, is now available for anyone on Teesside to call if they are concerned about a child or young person's (up to 18th birthday) emotional wellbeing.

Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays), the line is available to anyone including parents, carers, school staff, health professionals and GPs. Children and young people worried about their own mental health can also call the number.

Callers will speak to mental health nurses from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV). After discussing concerns, the nurse will consider the most appropriate next steps to best support the child or young person.

Help and support can come in many forms including self-help guidance, signposting to appropriate support services in the voluntary and third party sectors or referral into NHS child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

Where a child or young person is signposted to a support organisation, the nurse will contact the relevant organisation direct on behalf of the family to explain the concerns and to make sure the link is made so support is offered.

Lynne Brown, TEWV service manager for CAMHS in Teesside, said: "We want to speak to children and young people, or any concerned adult, about their emotional and wellbeing worries as soon as possible. Doing so means we can make sure the right support is offered early on before things build up or get worse.

"When ringing our 0300 2000 000 number, callers can speak direct to a mental health nurse who can provide advice and next steps guidance there and then.

"In many cases, that advice and guidance will link children, young people and their families to one of the many organisations across Teesside, or nationally, set up to support children's and young people's mental health.

"In some cases self-help might be what is needed, or in some cases support from our NHS child and adolescent mental health services will be appropriate."

The 0300 2000 000 telephone service is part funded by Tees Valley clinical commissioning group (CCG).