In the language of AIM, being WHOLE includes finding a positive sense of wellbeing, being in a safe place [both physically and emotionally], feeling peaceful and letting go of hurt.
Often this isn't an easy journey, but through different types of support and help, finding the the steps towards being WHOLE is possible.
But this isn't some distant idea, there are many things that can be put in place today to increase your sense of positive wellbeing. On this page we have a few resources for you to explore as well as great contact points if you're having a tough time right now.
"What's really amazing is when we are at our lowest points, feeling defeated and broken, we are able to mend and feel whole again"
Calm is a mindfulness app for both newcomers and meditation enthusiasts alike. It can help users find inner peace and navigate life’s stressors.
It’s common to feel overwhelmed and anxious. For some, these feelings might be completely unfamiliar, while others might be looking for new ways to cope with or manage existing emotions or conditions. Whatever your level of anxiety or unrest, it can be helpful to try your hand at meditation to keep your mental health in check.
The urge to self-harm is like a wave.
It feels the most powerful when you start wanting to do it.
Learn to ride the wave with the free Calm Harm app by choosing activities from these categories:
Comfort, Distract, Express Yourself, Release, and Random.
There is also a breathing exercise to help you be mindful and stay in the moment, regulate difficult emotions, and reduce tension. When you ride the wave, the urge to self-harm will fade.
Clear Fear is a brilliant free app to help manage anxiety. It was developed by a clinician and young people who experience anxiety, and uses a Cognitive Behavioural framework to help you change anxious thoughts and emotions, alter anxious behaviours and calm fear responses.
Low mood and depression weigh you down. Instead, engage, initiate and activate. Build your power to lift this weight. Move Mood can help improve your mood by encouraging you to increase your motivation to carry out a variety of tasks in order to help you to move forward, take control and feel positive.
MindShift is a free app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it. Lists symptoms of anxiety. Offers strategies to manage worry, panic, conflict, ordinary anxiety, and three specialised categories of anxiety: test anxiety, social anxiety, and perfectionism. Also contains relaxation exercises
Websites & Downloads
A great resource is the
Charlie Waller Trust.
They have a wide range of resources to help you learn more about mental health, whether you're a young person, parent or carer.
Check out their Wellbeing Action Plan or download a copy
This website features bite-sized information on a comprehensive range of physical and emotional health topics for teenagers, including healthy eating, body image, managing stress, advice on relationships, puberty, sexuality and much more.
Help & Support
Call 0300 123 5440
NHS urgent mental health helpline
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
If you need some help right now, try contacting one of these fantastic services straight away
0800 652 0190
Connection is a round-the-clock helpline for people of all ages, anywhere in Dorset, who are experiencing mental health problems and need support.
If you need urgent health advice,
call NHS Direct 111 or your GP.
In an emergency, call 999
Support for Parents/Carers
0808 802 5544
from 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person up to the age of 25.
Call 0300 123 3393
Post: Mind Infoline, PO Box 75225, London, E15 9FS
Our Infoline provides an information and signposting service. We're open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
Ask us about:
mental health problems
where to get help near you