CSCP Newsletter - Christmas 2020 Edition

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Christmas resources to support young people


Kooth offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 – 24 years and is available up to 10pm every day. Kooth will remain open throughout the Christmas holidays, with slightly different opening hours for our online counselling support.

Now Christmas is only a little over a week away, Kooth are sharing their final resources from their ‘Struggling at Christmas’ series.

The series covers different aspects that young people may struggle with over the seasonal period. Last week they shared a resource on Managing Social Anxiety, which even in these more virtual times can still have a huge impact on young people’s mental health.

Resources available this week are:

We hope these resources can be helpful for any young person who may have a challenging family life, or may be experiencing some loneliness over the holidays.

Please do download these resources and share with any young people you believe may benefit from reading them. 

This December we will also be featuring the following live forums on our Kooth website, which young people can access by heading to on the upcoming dates below from 7:30-9pm:

Wednesday 23rd December Holiday Social Takeover!

Monday 28th December Reflecting on Positives from 2020

For further information or if you have any queries about the service or if you would be interested in booking any sessions with Kooth, please contact

Holiday opening times

Festive period campaign


Togetherall, previously Big White Wall - an anonymous and stigma-free environment. You follow your own path towards better mental wellbeing.

  • Peer support through our online community
  • Resources for self-management
  • Information and advice
  • Guided support programmes on a range of common issues
  • Monitored 24/7 by trained clinicians
  • This service is completely free and anonymous. 

People come to Togetherall for help with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues – from anxiety, depression, stress and trauma, to relationship problems and lifestyle challenges.

Register with Togetherall

Assessing for Suicide in Kids - training

ask workshops

Training offer from Every Life Matters.

The "ASK" Workshop, Assessing for Suicide in Kids, is the only suicide prevention workshop that specifically addresses suicide risk in children and gives participants developmentally appropriate strategies and tools to identify young children at risk of suicide and quickly gather and organize key details needed to assess risk and inform safety planning. Without help, children thinking of suicide may become teens who act on those thoughts.

In just one day, we can teach you what to look for, how to respond, and what to do, that can make a life-saving difference for a child at risk of suicide. The ASK workshop takes place over 9 hours, across two consecutive days from 9am - 1.30pm. Cost is £80 and booking through Eventbrite.

ask dates 2021


  •  The online “ASK” workshop challenges commonly held notions about children’s capacity to consider suicide.
  • It facilitates awareness of the signs that a young child may be at risk and what is needed to help. Case studies and simulations provide opportunities to apply what is learned.
  • A brief screening tool guides helpers to determine risk and make appropriate referral connections.
  • A helper tool teaches how to organize and summarize the available information about a given child in a form that can be used by someone, perhaps the participants themselves, in safety planning.
  • Common challenges in working with parents and possible solutions are addressed through guided simulations and discussion.
  • Participants are typically helpers who routinely come into contact with children age 5-14

For more information or to book a place go to Every Life Matters Events | Eventbrite or contact

thank you

Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership would like to take this opportunity to 'Thank Everyone' for their support and to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.