As everybody starts to get used to the new ways of working in these very different times, we wanted to get in touch to remind/inform you of the Meic helpline service for the children and young people of Wales.
Time will tell how much of an impact Covid-19 has had on the health and wellbeing of the children and young people of Wales. Mental health contacts the Meic helpline has certainly increased during lockdown and this is the reason for contacting you today. It is important that young people are aware of the services that are there to support them, even more so during extreme times like these. The Meic helpline, funded by Welsh Government and ran by ProMo-Cymru, offers information, advice and advocacy to every child and young person under 25 in Wales.
The Meic Helpline is free, confidential and bilingual and can be contacted by phone (080880 23456), text (84001) or online chat (www.meic.cymru). Children and young people can talk to one of our trained advisers about any question or issue they may have, big or small. Our advisers will then work with that child or young person to find the help that they need.
The Meic website is also full of useful articles which offer advice on a number of different subject. Visit the Articles section on the website to search through our previous articles, or use the magnifying glass on the top right hand corner to search a specific keyword.
The website also has a specific section for professionals full of resources designed to teach others about Meic. There are links to school resources and lessons on the Hwb platform, a list of some of our videos (more can be found on our YouTube channel), and links to download our flyers, posters and branding. You are welcome to print these yourselves, and use our logos to link to the Meic helpline from your school websites if you so wish. Meic has lots of resources included on the Hwb platform, and a number of links to Meic have been included in their recent Young Person’s Mental Health Toolkit.
Meic can also be found on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, where we post engaging content for children, young people and professionals. We would be extremely grateful if you could share our details with your pupils and welcome any contact from you with further questions or requests.
Swyddog Cefnogi Ymgysylltiad
Engagement Support Officer