Health and Wellbeing

 

Perth and Kinross Mental Health Directory of Services 

This is a mental health directory of services within Perth and Kinross. It also includes national services, telephone help lines and useful websites.

If you’re feeling down, if you have a concern about something or you just want to talk to someone about your worries, there are lots of places you can go for help and support.

Download the directory here.

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Understanding Wellbeing

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) is the national approach in Scotland to improving outcomes and supporting the wellbeing of young people by offering the right help at the right time from the right people.  It supports young people and parent(s) to work in partnership with the services that can help them.  The wellbeing of children and young people is at the heart of GIRFEC and the Understanding Wellbeing leaflet explains the GIREC Wellbeing Indicators.  

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 Thursday 2 March 2017 - Keeping Your Child Safe

Perth and Kinross Council and partners are providing a free seminar for parents, carers and professionals broadly based around online safety and the theme of ‘Keeping Your Child Safe.’  The event is being held in Perth Playhouse Cinema, 6 Murray Street, Perth.

There will be three identical presentations over the course of the day with interesting, relevant and up-to-the-minute information about keeping children safe in our digital environment.  Places are limited.  Due to the content of some of the presentations, no persons under the age of 16 will be permitted entry.  To reserve a place please e-mail your name, phone number and preferred session to jwatt@pkc.gov.uk

Session times are as follows: 

    • 9.30 - 11.30am
    • 1.00 - 3.00pm
    • 5.30 – 7.30pm

 More information can be found here.

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Self Harm

This is an excellent Guide for parents coping with a young person who self harms - if your young person self harms or if you think they may be then read this Coping With Self Harm   

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Child Sexual Exploitation

 Kinross High School is supporting the Scottish Government’s campaign to raise awareness of the risks and warning signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE), which launched 28 January. 

The national campaign will comprise a new TV advert aimed at parents and carers – a UK first – supported by outdoor and digital advertising, a new website and PR activity.

Child Sexual Exploitation

is a form of child sexual abuse and is happening to young people in Scotland today. 

It’s often a hidden crime where the child may not understand that they are in fact a victim and so may not come forward to seek help.

Parents’ understanding of the nature of CSE is limited. Research commissioned by the Scottish Government showed that despite 93% of parents in Scotland being aware of the term CSE, nearly one in three (29%) admit to knowing little about what it actually is and over a third (36%) don’t accept that CSE could affect their family.

The reality is CSE can happen to any young person of any gender and family background. 

The more parents, carers and young people are aware about the dangers of child sexual exploitation – including the ways in which it can happen, who it can affect and the behavioural warning signs that could indicate a child is at risk of abuse or already being affected - the more that can be done to protect young people.

Children and young people aged 11-17 will also be targeted with materials urging them to trust their instincts when it comes to their relationships either on or offline. 
Kinross High School welcomes this campaign, together we can all help to keep children and young people in Scotland safe. 

For more information please visit csethesigns.scot

Share your message of support using the hashtag #CSEthesigns