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The Little Blue Book of Sunshine

In these uncertain and challenging times, looking after our mental health has never been so important. Good mental health allows us to cope with life’s ups and downs, to feel in control of our lives and to ask for help from others when we need support.

If school is rubbish, you’re trying to figure out who you are and parents are stressing you out… then why wouldn’t you feel down on the world? But that’s not great if it means you feel bad about yourself, lose confidence or can’t bounce back.

The #littlebluebookofsunshine explains some of the things you can do right now to feel better, or who to turn to if things feel too much.

You can download the updated 2020 copy here.

The booklet is also now available in Apple Books and Google Play Books

In a crisis or an emergency

If you have urgent concerns about a mental health problem, use the NHS 111 online service at 111.nhs.uk or call 111.

If you’ve injured yourself, taken an overdose or are in an emergency and believe that your life is at risk, please dial 999 or go to the nearest emergency department.

Call 0300 365 0300 if you have urgent concerns about a mental health problem. Call 999 if you are worried about your immediate safety, or go straight to the nearest Emergency Department.

Reading area
No.5 – youth counselling
www.no5.org.uk| 0118 901 5668

Time To Talk
www.timetotalk.adviza.org.uk | 0118 903 5151

Wokingham area
ARC - youth counselling
www.arcweb.org.uk| 0118 977 6710

West Berkshire
Time to Talk - youth counselling
www.t2twb.org| 01635 760331

West Berkshire Emotional Health Academy
http://bit.ly/lbbos_eha

Berkshire-wide
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/camhs