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Young People & Mental Health

Please see below, local and national organisations that offer support and or advice for young people.

Berkshire CAMHS (Children & Adolescent Mental Health Service)
Promoting good mental health and treatments for young people with mental health problems.
Contact us on 0300 365 0300

Little Blue Book of Sunshine ~ The #littlebluebookofsunshine explains some of the things you can do right now to feel better, or who to turn to if things feel too much. This useful booklet and website have been produced by the NHS for school age young people.

No 5 is Reading's young person's counselling centre, dedicated to providing free, confidential counselling and emotional support to anyone between the ages of 11-25. 

Relate ~ Help for Children and Young People Children and Young People's Counselling is for any young person who's having problems. Whether it's depression and mental health concerns or issues with parents or people at school.

Young Minds provides advice and counselling to the parents of children with mental health or behaviour problems.

Child Line is a counselling service for children and young people. Tel: 0800 11 11

British Association of Anger Management ~ Anger management support service

Carers Trust, Action, Help & Advice - Mental health conditions - Mental ill-health affects one in four of us at some point in our lives and can cover a range of conditions, from the mild to the severe. Depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, obsessions, phobias, as well as misuse of alcohol and drugs are just a few of the most common mental health problems. 

Counselling Directory is a support network of UK counsellors and psychotherapists, with information on their training and experience, areas of counselling covered, fees and contact details. Search for counsellors in your area.

DirectGov have information available on Mental Health issues. 

HOPELineUK is a specialist telephone helpline service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to:
• children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about themselves
• anyone who is concerned about a young person
They will listen to you in confidence and try to help you deal with your own suicidal thoughts or cope with someone else who may be feeling this way. Are you worried about yourself or someone you know or depressed or not coping with life or hurting or hurting yourself? Call HOPELineUK 0800 068 41 41 for help on what to do.

Mental Health Matters - provides support for people with mental health needs across the UK through an innovative range of services. Our dedicated and experienced staff work with partner organisations to deliver a comprehensive service to suit individual needs. 

NHS Moodzone provide support and information on their website. 

NSPCC – Information and Advice available through the NSPCC website and helpline. 

Parent Channel TV is a great website aimed at both parents, children and young people. It offers support and information on a huge range of topics from Learning and Education to Bullying and Healthy Eating. All information is provided via short film clips. We will regularly be featuring different short films on our website.

Berkshire West Your Way charity, offer one to one support, peer support, social and sporting activities, support groups and much more.....

Talking Therapies ~ Wellbeing Page for Mum & Dad ~ Help for adults aged 17+ living in Berkshire, advisors and therapists that can help to overcome life’s difficulties and problems and manage them better.

Reading University provide couselling and wellbeing service information, for their students. 

Samaritans are a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Across the UK you can call Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 for the price of a local call.  

Turning Point is a leading health and social care organisation providing services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with a learning disability.