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This May Help – Advice for supporting your child’s mental health


This May Help - https://thismayhelp.me/ - is a new national initiative providing mental health advice to parents and carers who have concerns about their child’s mental health. This resource has been produced by the Quality Improvement Taskforce for Children and Young People’s Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Inpatient Services.

The website gives easy-to-follow advice to help families manage their child’s mental health. This advice was developed by NHS professionals and parents who’ve been through their own child’s mental health journey. Parents and carers have shared advice that helped them and that may also help other families.


The advice covered on This May Help includes:

· - self-harm,

· - gaming and online activity,

· - teenagers safety,

· - eating disorders,

· - school avoidance,

· - understanding mental health,

· - understanding teenagers,

· - online threats,

· - building rapport,

· - building resilience,

· - building a support network,

· - self-care tips,

· - managing an emergency,

· - managing in a crisis, and

· - preparing for a children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) appointment.

Gary Lineker, Myleene Klass, and Tanni Grey-Thompson are amongst 16 presenters featured in the films.


Information for parents 

Shower and Go

Leisure Centres in Oldham are offering “Shower & Go” for anyone who needs to access their shower facilities. They can just turn up and ask to use the showers. However, this is not currently an option at Chadderton.

Warm Banks

With rising costs of energy and continued pressures on household bills, we know it is getting harder to keep warm at home, but we can help.  We have a number of Warm Banks available across our local libraries that you can visit to keep warm at no cost. So, if you are feeling cold today, visit your nearest Warm Bank.

Here are the opening times of our current Warm Banks.

Chadderton Library and Wellbeing Centre - Burnley Street, Chadderton, OL9 0JW

  • Monday to Thursday 9am – 8pm
  • Friday and Saturday 9am – 5pm

Crompton Library - Farrow Street East, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8QY

  • Monday to Thursday, 9am – 7pm
  • Friday, 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday, 9.30am – 1pm

Delph Library - Millgate, Delph, Oldham, Lancashire OL3 5JG

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2 – 5pm
  • Friday and Saturday 10am – 1pm

Failsworth Library - Oldham Road, Failsworth, M35 0FJ (in the Town Hall building)

  • Monday to Thursday 9am – 7pm
  • Friday 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am – 1pm

Fitton Hill Library - Fitton Hill Neighbourhood Centre, Fircroft Road, Fitton Hill, Oldham, OL8 2QD

  • Tuesday 2 – 5pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday 2 – 7pm
  • Friday and Saturday 9.30am – 1pm

Greenfield Library - Chew Vale, Greenfield OL3 7EQ

  • Tuesday 2 – 5pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday 2 – 7pm
  • Friday and Saturday 9.30am – 1pm

Lees Library Community Hub - Thomas Street, Lees, OL4 5DA.

  • Monday to Thursday 9am – 7pm
  • Friday 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am – 1pm

Limehurst Library - St. Chads Centre, Lime Green Parade, Limehurst, OL8 3HH

  • Tuesday 2 – 5pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday 2 – 7pm
  • Friday and Saturday 9.30am – 1pm

Northmoor Library - Chadderton Way, Oldham, OL9 6DH

  • Tuesday 2 – 5pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday 2 – 7pm
  • Friday and Saturday 9.30am – 1pm

Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre - Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL

  • Monday to Thursday 9am – 8pm. Express library remains open until 9.30pm with limited service.
  • Friday and Saturday 9am – 5pm

Royton Library @ Trinity Church - Radcliffe St, Royton, OL2 5QR

  • Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (from 17 October 2022)

Uppermill Library - St. Chad's, High Street, Uppermill, OL3 6AP

  • Monday to Thursday 9am – 7pm
  • Friday 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am – 1pm

For more information see the following link: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/warm-banks

Thank you,

Bounce Forward Parent Anxiety and Resilience Course

Please see below information relating to a free course for parents and carers:

Oldham Council has comissioned Bounce Forward to deliver two Parent Anxiety and Resilience courses. Children and young people will feel anxious and worried from time to time. Anxiety is a normal or usual response to uncertainty. The way we respond as parents, and deal with our own anxiety plays a significant part in building our children's capacity to develop resilience.
Session 1: What is anxiety?
This session explores anxiety to ask what it is, where it comes from and why it’s essential for human beings to experience anxiety.
Session 2: How we talk about anxiety
This session is a cognitive exploration of anxiety. Exploring what can get in the way of how we deal with our children’s anxiety. Thinking about our own responses and the way we model dealing with stress, concerns and worries. The way we communicate through verbal and non-verbal responses.
Session 3: Helping my child deal with anxiety
Practical tips on strategies that can be used to help you help your children understand and deal with anxiety.
Option 1: 1st, 8th and 15th February Tuesday's, 6 - 7pm
Option 2: 4th, 11th and 18th May Friday's, 10 - 11am
[ https://bounceforward.com/anxiety-and-resilience-oldham-parents/ ]https://bounceforward.com/anxiety-and-resilience-oldham-parents/

 Bounce Forward - Anxiety and Resilience OOA1.pdfDownload
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As part of Oldham's prevention and promotion for better mental health programme, the Togetherall online mental health service is now live and free for all residents of Oldham aged 16+.

This will give 24/7/365 access to an anonymised community that is moderated day and night by healthcare professionals.

This is a place where residents can feel safe to share feelings and support each other.~ Residents can also access art and writing therapies, tools and resources, as well as a variety of online courses.

Visit togetherall.com for more information and to register.

 Togetherall Generic Leaflet A5 2021 UPDATED (002) 2.pdfDownload
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Emotional Health and Well-Being Policy 

 MST EHMW Policy.pdfDownload
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Co-op Academy, Failsworth - Community Fridge 

Oldham Council - where to get help; where to donate to foodbanks; and how to volunteer to help

 Emergency Support and Foodbanks across Oldham.pdfDownload
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Guidance and support for parents

 Week 1-Healthy Lifestyle.pdfDownload
 Parents - Thinking about Challenging Behaviour.pdfDownload
 guidance-from-educational-psychology-for-parents-supporting-4 (1).pdfDownload
 Bounce Forward Raising Resilience (Oldham open) (1).pdfDownload
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Guidance for parents - helping to plan your day to support home learning

 Guidance for parents - home learning - planning your day.pdfDownload
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Staying safe and where to get emotional support for you and your children

 Keep Calm Kit.pdfDownload
 Look after yourself - links to websites to help you stay safe.pdfDownload
 New Kooth Poster - Young People Spring 2020.pdfDownload
 Strategies to help you cope during April.pdfDownload
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Bounce forward - well-being

 Bounce Forward Support Pack for Oldham Parents .pdfDownload
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