This week is World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding is a skill that takes time to get the hang of – but the NHS is here to provide lots of helpful information and advice. If you have any worries or concerns the best thing to do is to speak to your midwife or health visitor, or join a local breastfeeding support group. However, you can find out more information at https://www.nhs.uk/start4life/baby/feeding-your-baby/breastfeeding/
Every July, The Samaritan branches across the UK are Ireland hold local events to talk about the services they offer in the communities. Whether it’s a coffee morning or a bake sale, Talk To Us is on if the ways they raise awareness that they are there for anyone who needs someone to listen. Find out more information about what’s happening at https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/campaign/talk-us/
Staffordshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service is here to support children and young people from 5 to 18, with their mental health. Find out more on the action for children website.
Action for children also run the Blues Programme, which gives young people, aged 13 – 19, the tools to look after their emotional wellbeing. Over 6 weeks it teaches emotional resilience, and reduces low mood and anxious thoughts. Find out more about ‘The Blues Programme’.
An official 999 service has now been launched in British Sign Language.
Using a dedicated smartphone APP or the 999 BSL website, callers will be connected to a 999 call handler via a BSL interpreter.
The service can be accessed at 999bsl.co.uk – you can also download the iOS or Android app there.