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 10-25* Available if you live and/or go to school in Slough, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead or Bracknell Forest .
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.
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.
GEMS is for children, young people and adults who are diagnosed with or who are on the pathway to diagnosis for Autism and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The service also supports parents and carers. Whatever stage of your Autism/ADHD journey you are at pre- or post- diagnosis – GEMS offers a single point of contact where you can access information, advice and support.
- Landline: 01753 373 244
- Freephone: 0800 999 1342
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
No 22 (Counselling in the community from 11+)
Website: Home • Number 22 • Free Counselling in Windsor, Slough and Maidenhead
Tel: 01628 636661
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.
No 22 Telephone Support line ages 11-25 years
The support line is a bookable 25-minute telephone appointment for young people between the age of 11-25 years living in Slough, Windsor, and Maidenhead. The telephone service is run by Number 22 counsellors.
The appointment can be used as a:
- One off counselling session
- Reporting a safeguarding concern
- Introduction to counselling – what could a YP expect, allaying fears, taster session
- Signposting to other services
Please see poster for more information.
Talking Therapies is a NHS service offering treatment for mental health issues such as low mood, stress, anxiety or phobias, and for the emotional impact of long-term physical conditions such as diabetes, cancer or heart disease. Group and individual support is available. This service is open to anyone aged 17+ and available for contact 8am to 8pm Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 5pm on Fridays. Sign-up here Referral Form (mayden.co.uk) for a telephone wellbeing assessment
Youthline call: 01344 311200
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.