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Coronavirus: Mental health support still available during pandemic for children, young people and families

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Shropshire Council is reminding children, young people and families that support is still available during the coronavirus pandemic. Mental Health Awareness Week ended last week but the importance of looking after our own and others’ mental health all year round continues.

The pandemic has affected everyone, including our children and young people. Good mental health is vital, as it allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them, and grow into healthy adults.

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Mental health for children, young people and families

In Shropshire, support and information is still available and includes:

  • Shropshire Council’s parenting team is continuing their service of telephone consultations. Parents and carers can simply call the office on 01743 250950or email team@shropshire.gov.uk to arrange a consultation at a time convenient to them.

Rachel Robinson, Shropshire Council’s director of public health, said:-

“Good mental health is as important as our physical health, and the coronavirus pandemic has impacted us all in different ways. The key is be able to talk, listen and support young people. We must provide space for children to talk openly about how they are feeling, to acknowledge those feelings and most importantly listen. We know this isn’t always easy, and help and support is still available.”

Keep informed and sign up to our daily coronavirus email updates

Shropshire Council wants to keep you as up to date and informed as possible. To help us do this, we have developed a coronavirus update that will be sent daily at 8pm via email to anyone who has signed up to our e-bulletins.

This update includes the day’s key Shropshire Council news, and some key news from our partners, relating to coronavirus-linked issues. Please click here to sign up for the updates.

Please do encourage your family and friends to sign up to the updates too. This will help us keep everyone up to date with the rapidly-evolving crisis.