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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.