On Your Mind - Gloucestershire
The website includes a support finder, a directory of trusted local mental health services, self-help resources, and self-referral access to many NHS services in the county. Support is provided confidentially via the website and OYMG will not request any personal information, unless a user is making a self-referral. Information shared via the self-referral will not be shared, other than with the service.
The way the service looks, feels and works was informed by extensive research and testing with children and young people prior to its launch in 2022. It is an innovative and exciting step for children and young people’s mental health services in Gloucestershire.
OYMG toolkits featuring a range of printed and digital resources are available to Gloucestershire schools. Banners and images to promote the service via social media can be accessed here.
Lumi Nova: Tales of Courage is an engaging child-led, parent/guardian supported therapeutic intervention that can be used on most smartphones or tablets.
It facilitates graded exposures (the active ingredient of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) with psychoeducation to empower 7-12 year olds with mild to moderate needs to learn to self-manage fears, worries and anxiety.
It is practical, age appropriate, non-stigmatising, encourages self management and provides user progress and health outcomes data in real time to authorised professionals.
Lumi Nova is designed to help children and young people with mild to moderate levels of anxiety. If your child struggles with worry, they may seem to fear the worst in specific situations, they may lack the confidence to cope with new challenges in those situations, and they may even often complain of tummy aches, muscle aches, or headaches in response to a specific worry.
Lumi Nova is not suitable to help children or young people with complex needs or whose generalised worry prevents them from participating in most day-to-day activities. It is not designed to help young people in crisis.
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