We can all at times feel down, worried or anxious because of a variety of situations like lockdown, school, family or friends. 

There is a wealth of resources out there that you can access for free to help with how you are feeling including counselling, advice lines and safe haven drop in cafes. 

Little Blue Book of Sunshine

The #littlebluebookofsunshine written with the help of young people aims to help teenagers by sharing lots of tips on how to deal with many problems, such as anxiety, body image, relationships and anger. It also includes information about where to get help when they need it.  Anyone can sometimes feel down, worried or anxious because of a variety of situations like lockdown, school, family or friends. The #littlebluebookofsunshine explains some of the thing's teenagers can do right now to feel better, and who to turn to if things feel too much. Download a copy to your phone.  

 

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.

 

 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* Available if you live and/or go to school in Slough, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead or Bracknell Forest . *Up to age 25 if you have special educational needs and/or are a care leaver.  

 

Number22 

No 22 (Counselling in the community from 11+) 

Tel:  01628 636661 (answer phone service)  

Registered Charity providing free and confidential counselling to young people, supporting those in distress where clients can feel valued and heard. 

Available if you live and/or go to school in Slough, or the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead .

 

TalkingTherapies (17+)

 Talking Therapies offers support for coping with challenges like depression, stress, anxiety or phobias, and is open to anyone aged 17+. Available for contact 8am to 8pm Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 5pm on Fridays. Online support available here 

 

Youthline

Youthline call: 01344 311200  

Email: ask@youthlineuk.com  

Youthline provides a free, confidential counselling service for young people attending secondary school and adults who care for and support young people.  

 For young people aged 11+ Available if you live and/or go to school in Bracknell Forest. 

 

Berkshire Healthcare Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

CAMHS provide support for children and young people whose difficulties are very distressing and who are registered with a GP in East Berkshire. You can be referred to CAMHS by your parents, teacher, social worker or GP. If you are over the age of 16, you can refer yourself. For all new referrals, please complete the online referral form for our Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) HealthHub. 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 365 1234. 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 365 1234. 

 

 

#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. 

 

Hampshire 0-5 Family well-being during COVID 

Click here 

 

No Limits Safe Haven 

Providing a safe space for children and young people aged 10-17. No Limits offers out of hours emotional and practical support with your mental health in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment. Currently providing an online, telephone and face-to-face service (by appointment only) in Farnborough. 

 

Hampshire Counselling services  

For young people aged 14-17

Call: 02380 224224  

Vists: www.nolimitshelp.org.uk

For young people 5-17

Visit: www.hampshireyouthaccess.org.uk 

Call: 02382 147755   

These Hampshire wide counselling services allow young people an opportunity to talk to a trained person in confidence, about anything of worry or concern. Counsellors are trained to listen to young people’s issues and worries without judgement and without telling them what to do. The services offer face to face, online and telephone and group sessions depending choice and need.  

 

Hampshire CAMHS 

 Hampshire CAMHS provide emotional wellbeing and mental health support for children and young people aged 6 to 18, registered with a GP in North East Hampshire. The Hampshire CAMHS website provides a safe, trustworthy and engaging platform for any young person, parent/carer or professional wanting to access high quality, accessible information, advice, guidance on emotional and mental health and wellbeing. 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 304 0050 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Outside of these hours, if you need urgent help please contact 111, where our Paediatric Mental Health Practitioners will be able to help you.  

 

 

 

#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

Click Here 

 

 

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.  

 

 

Mindful service  

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. 

 

 

Step-by-Step  

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. 

01252 346120 
counselling@stepbystep.org.uk 

 

Children and Young People’s Haven 

For young people aged 10-18 from Surrey Heath  

visit: www.cyphaven.net 

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 

Call: 01483519436 

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.  

 

Catch 22  

(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  

email: ypsm@catch-22.org.uk 

 

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.  

 

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