Life as you know it is changing or has already changed, for example face to face Sea Cadets activities have temporary stopped and schools are closed for some of you. At a time when you might be feeling worried about coronavirus, you are also having to face the possibility of not seeing your friends and the people you like to hang out with. You may also lose contact with safe and trusted adult professionals and volunteers that you rely on for help, support and guidance.
If you are feeling worried, we want to reassure you that it is OK for you not to feel OK. It is perfectly understandable for you to be worried about your health and how this may impact on you and the people that you care about. It is normal that you may worry about feeling cut off from your social friendships and support networks.
There is lots of good information you can access to help you manage your worries at this time and to get support if you need it. Sea Cadets have put together a list of safe and trusted, child & young person friendly organisations that provide factual information about the coronavirus, tips and information on how to manage your worries & concerns as well as how to access support. These trusted organisations also offer quality information, advice and guidance on a variety of issues that affect children and young people today.
Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.
Phone 0800 1111 (24 hours)
Provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis
If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors
Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
Information, support and listening for people under 25.
Phone 0808 808 4994 (24 hours)