Say It Out LOUD

The Say It Out LOUD Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter is designed for South Ayrshire Primary and Secondary Schools, created by South Ayrshire Youth Forum together with local young people, Thriving Communities, NHS Ayrshire and Arran Health Improvement Team and South Ayrshire Mental Health and Wellbeing Steering Group.

The Say It Out LOUD charter is based on and works alongside the NHS Ayrshire and Arran and Scottish Government Whole School Approach to Support Mental health and Wellbeing Guidance for Schools and mirrors their eight principles.

The charter is inclusive of UNCRC, How Good is Our School 4 Education Scotland Self-evaluation and of South Ayrshire Council Service Plan. It provides a framework that supports listening to children and young people and consider their views on issues that affect them most.

For more information on the Say It Out LOUD Charter or to sign up your school, contact Lynn Dillon, Youth Strategy Officer, Thriving Communities on:

Building self-esteem in the social media age – DOVE

85% of girls in the UK distort the way they look online by age 13.* #NoDigitalDistortion is our long-standing movement to help young people build confidence and positive body image on social media. The Dove Self-Esteem Project has been on a mission to build positive body image since 2004. Now, we’ve created a new Confidence Kit to guide young people to be their most confident selves.

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Public Health Resources

A guide for young people

A creative self-help guide to staying healthy and happy.

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A guide for mental wellbeing for adults

A creative self-help guide to staying healthy and happy.

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RU Worried

A guide to what you can do when you’re feeling worried.

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A Guide for Children

A creative self help guide to staying happy and healthy.

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RU Sad

A guide to what you can do when you’re sad.

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Helpful Apps & Websites

Guidance on apps and websites to support mental health and wellbeing.

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Mental Wellbeing

Advice on dealing with low mood, anxiety, phobias, stress and where you can get help.

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LGBTQI+ Mental Health – Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families

A resource to support the mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex young people.

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SHOUT Resources for Parents & Carers

Shout TEXT ‘SAC’ TO 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope and it won’t appear on your bill. Our trained volunteers are there to listen and support you to get to a calmer and safe place.  Shout had more than 1,000,000 conversations with people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support.

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Click here to download SHOUT resources

Video Scribe For Parents & Carers

South Ayrshire Council and Public Health have worked in partnership to create this engaging resource to support parents, carers and families with their mental health and wellbeing.

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SilverCloud from the NHS

SilverCloud is a website with courses you can do to improve your mental wellbeing. You can learn new ways to deal with the challenges you’re facing. It’s designed by clinical experts, and supported by the NHS and Scottish Government.

SilverCloud is:

  • secure
  • supportive
  • free from stigma
  • flexible – so you can do a course at your own pace

Answer a couple of questions about how you’re feeling and we’ll recommend the best SilverCloud course for you. SilverCloud is free, and you’ll need an email address to sign up. Click on the link below for further information and/or to sign up.

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Bereavement Support

A resource with information on how to access local bereavement supports.

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Mentally Healthy Schools

Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality assured mental health resources, information & advice for schools and further education settings in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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Health Information and Resources Service

A range of resources to promote good mental health and wellbeing.

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Inclusive Health Van

A One-stop shop for BBV testing, treatment and care.

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Postvention Guidance

Supporting NHS staff after the death by suicide of a colleague.

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The Place – Wellbeing Community

A safe and welcoming space for the South Ayrshire community to explore their creativity and enhance their mental wellbeing.

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