A new digital portal for schools has been launched to support the mental health and wellbeing of their students by digital youth charity, The Mix.
The charity, which has over 25 years of practical experience in supporting young people, has launched The Mix Connect, a self-service portal which offers a range of early intervention support, designed specifically for young people. It provides options for any situation a young person may be struggling with, and includes services such as anonymous peer-to-peer support, expert advice, links tolocal services, and crisis support, all available 24/7.
A Mix user anonoymously said: “I started using The Mix to seek mental health support, as I feel unable to confide in those around me. I like the idea of being with others who understand my mental health. It makes me feel like I’m not alone.”
Zoe Bailie, Deputy CEO at The Mix said, “The Mix Connect is a game-changing tool for schools, putting wellbeing support at student’s fingertips, reducing the pressure on school staff and creating a culture of openness around mental health for school communities. Easy to use and with the added benefit of accessible data and an ambassador programme, we’re confident that The Mix Connect will be transformative for student and staff wellbeing.”
If you are a student, teacher or parent with questions about how you can get The Mix Connect into your school, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit connect.themix.org.uk for more information.
Earlier this month, The Mix announced another new project, which aims to educate young people on police in the UK and provide information about citizen rights.
Find mental health support
If you are experiencing a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, there is lots of useful information and advice on mind.org.uk.
If you need to talk to someone about your problems, you may find an emotional support line helpful.
In the UK, you can call Samaritans on 116 123 – calls are free any time, from any phone. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can also email email@example.com or visit samaritans.org. Or you can text SHOUT to 85258.
If you live in the USA, you can call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988, and you can also contact the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741).
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