#Coping guides (Frimley)
The guides list some of the best reliable and free sources of information and advice to help children and young people and their families to cope with life under lockdown and beyond. The young person’s guide contains lots of useful self-help apps and websites and a range of resources, including local and national services to support young people with their mental health.
Youth Counselling Service
West surrey and North East Hampshire
Emotional support leaflet from surrey camhs
Kooth online counselling and emotional well-being support service for young people is a free, safe, secure and anonymous means of accessing support with their emotional health and wellbeing needs from a professional team of qualified counsellors. As well as other supports such as discussion boards and magazines with peer to peer and community elements. All of which are safe and secure and pre moderated. For young people aged 11-18 . *Up to age 25 if you have special educational needs and/or are a care leaver.
This NHS Service is for young people aged 16-25 who have emerging to moderate mental health difficulties that are causing problems in their lives and making it difficult to cope in areas such as relationships, education or employment. The service covers the whole of Surrey and works across agencies to engage with and facilitate mental health care for young people who are hard to reach. Young people who come into contact with Mindful are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and/or using drugs and alcohol.
Young people can refer themselves by calling 07771 976 770.
Free Youth Counselling Services for Young People (stepbystep.org.uk)
This is a young people’s charity that offers young people, aged between 11 and 25, living in North Hampshire/South West Surrey, counselling service. They support young people who are having a hard time, struggling to cope, feeling stressed, anxious, or down and could benefit from counselling support. If you are between 11 and 17 years old, you GP can refer you. If you are between 18 and 25 years you can refer yourself by filling out a document on their website.
Launch Chat or contact the team to find out more about free counselling in your area.
Children and Young People’s Haven
For young people aged 10-18 from Surrey Heath
Farnham - For young peope aged 10-17
visit: www.nolimitshelp.org.uk from Farnham
Safe havens provide a safe space for children and young people, offering out of hours emotional and practical support with your mental health in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment.
They also run small group workshops discussing different mental health topics.
Currently based in four different locations around Surrey; Guildford, Staines, Redhill and Epsom.
Normal this would be a physical drop in space but due to covid they are running a virtual service for young people to access support by phone. This service is available every day of the week including bank holidays
Monday to Friday, 4pm-8.30pm. Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-6pm
Chat Health School nurse – text service
(For age 11-19 years)
Chat Health :: Children and Family Health Surrey (childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk)
Chat Health text number: 07507 329 951
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (excluding bank holidays)
Text service enables young people (aged 11-19) to reach out to the school nurse team to ask for confidential advice on a wide range of issues such as bullying, emotional health and wellbeing, sexual health as well as illnesses, or make an appointment with a school nurse confidentially.
(For ages 11 to 25 years old)
Free and confidential advice and support .
Surrey Young people’s Substance Misuse Service (SYPSMS) is a county-wide specialist treatment service, offering; one-to-one support to young people and their families, a 24 hour help line, counselling and pharmacological support, as part of a tailored recovery approach for young people aged 11 to 21-years-old successfully delivering positive outcome for the young people they work with.
Surrey Young Person's Substance Misuse Service - Catch22 (catch-22.org.uk)
01372 832 905
Out of hours: 0800 622 6662
Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care (SDAC)
Helpline for support with drugs and alcohol issues and emotional health and wellbeing (for those with issues and their families/friends).
Phone line 24/7
SMS service 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday
FREEPHONE 0808 802 5000
SMS service 07537 432411
i-access Drug & Alcohol Service :: Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (surreydrugandalcohol.com)
Mindsight Surrey Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) click here
Early intervention leaflet click here
Back to School click here
CAMHS provide support for children and young people whose difficulties are very distressing and who are registered with a GP in Surrey Heath and Farnham. You can be referred to CAMHS by your parents, teacher, social worker or GP. If you want to talk to someone about whether CAMHS is the right service to help, or if you are having extreme mental health difficulties and need support urgently, call the team on 0300 222 5755, 8am-pm Monday to Friday. 9am- 2pm on Saturdays. Outside of these hours, if you need urgent help, please contact the Extended Hope Service via the Emergency Duty Team on 01483 517898, between 5pm-11pm, 7 days a week.
If you are already receiving treatment from CAMHS, someone from the relevant team will let you know if your treatment needs to continue in a different form at the moment, for example by phone or video link. If you are waiting to hear about your first appointment and things are getting worse or you are worried that you haven’t heard, please phone 0300 222 5755.
New 24hr Crisis Line:
24/7 mental health crisis line for children, young people, and families
A new 24/7 mental health crisis line for children, young people and their families and carers in Surrey has launched.
The freephone number - 0800 9154644 – is available for children and young people up to the age of 18, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disability
The new crisis line provides emotional wellbeing support, advice, and signposting to a range of community services for children, young people and their families and carers who are in a mental health crisis. The number is available to those who are already receiving mental health services, and also for those who are not. No referral is needed.
The crisis line is staffed by a team of experienced, trained call handlers and mental health nurses.
A key aim of the crisis line is to help support young people, carers and families within their own homes and in the community and, whenever possible, help avoid the need for children and young people to go to hospital in a crisis.
Get help in a mental health crisis :: Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (sabp.nhs.uk)