Kooth.com is a free, anonymous, confidential, safe, online wellbeing service, offering counselling, information and forums for children and young people. Access 365 days a year to counsellors who are available from: 12 noon-10pm Monday- Friday, and 6pm-10pm Saturday and Sunday.
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Kooth allows young people to gain anonymous access to advice, support and guidance on any issue that is affecting their wellbeing. From friendship or relationship issues, family disagreements or difficult home lives, to concerns around eating, anxiety, stress, depression, self harm, suicidal thoughts etc.
Our qualified counsellors are here to give young people the support they need, when they need it. Kooth.com’s live chat service is available from Monday to Friday 12 noon – 10pm, Saturdays and Sundays 6pm – 10pm and is accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop, completely free of charge.
Our magazine has helpful articles, personal experiences and tips from young people and our Kooth team. You can also start or join a conversation with our friendly Kooth community, and you can write in your own daily journal to track your feelings or emotions and reflect on how you’re doing.
Kooth has been commissioned by NHS Cheshire Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) in direct response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Talking therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners.
You can self refer to the Wellbeing Hub which is the name of our NHS Talking Therapy in our Care Community.
Visyon is a safe place children and young people can come to when they need help. We’re really good at helping children and young people work out what’s troubling them and what they can do about it. Whether they’re confused, upset, worried, feeling hurt or angry about anything, there is somebody at Visyon who will listen and help them decide what you want to do next.Wellbeing Groups Spring 2021 timetable
If you are a parent, grandparent or carer, you can come to us to gain the skills to give your child the support they need:
Please visit our Parent/Carer Webinars page for links to our upcoming webinars.
•One-to-one therapy •Therapeutic groupwork •Family support work •Therapeutic play •Creative activities •Mentoring •Cognitive behavioural therapy •Solution-focused brief therapy •Parent support groups
Please watch this short video with examples of how we help:
Join our new online parent support group to talk with like-minded parents to find support and ask for advice.
Call to find out more 01260 290000.
ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service for Cheshire East that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to anonymously get in touch with a healthcare professional for advice and support about:
For full details please visit the dedicated ChatHealth page.
If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse or deteriorates, this can be called a ‘mental health crisis’. In this situation, it is important to get help quickly.
Please call 0800 145 6485 and our dedicated local staff will support you to access the help you need. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages – including children and young people.
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. We launched publicly in May 2019 and we’ve had more than 500,000 conversations with people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support. As a digital service, Shout 85258 has become increasingly critical since Covid-19, being one of the few mental health support services able to operate as normal at this time.
You’ll be given personalised recommendations about how to improve your mental health and wellbeing and you’ll keep a log of your progress. The courses take around six weeks to complete and will leave you feeling calmer, happier and healthier.
Use the code ‘CMHCP’ when signing up for your account to access SilverCloud’s comprehensive online therapy courses completely free of charge. Please enter a different username for each one of the three programmes available to you :
Space For Sleep
Space For Resilience
Space From Stress
Clic hosts an online forum which creates a safe space for people to chat about how they’re feeling and connect with others. It’s also home to a wealth of mental health information, tools, tips and resources.
Please visit our Blog if you would like more information.
There are plenty of things you can do and places to get more help and support if you are struggling with your mental health. Our pages on stress, anxiety, sleep and low mood have lots more tips and specific advice. If you are a parent or caregiver for a child or young person, Young Minds has guidance on talking to your child about coronavirus.
The NHS mental health and wellbeing advice pages also have a self-assessment, as well as audio guides and other tools you can use while staying at home.
We also have guidance and information to help others if someone you know is struggling with their mental health.
We have comprehensive detail, personal stories you can relate to and useful tools and calculators to help you better understand and manage your financial and mental wellbeing.
Alternative Solutions is a Social Prescription support service at your GP Practice for people aged 18+ who might have health and wellbeing concerns as a consequence of non-medical issues. You might want to come and speak to us about anything that matters to you, for example:
The service is available in your GP Practice, further details are available by clicking on the Social Prescription link.
Young Minds is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They aim to make sure that young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
If you are a parent worried about your child, Young Minds has guidance on talking to your child about coronavirus, and you can speak to our experts at the Parents Helpline on 0808 8025544 or email the the Parents Helpline using our contact form.
If you are a young person looking for help and support
Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
(CAMHS) are an NHS provided service that support young people with their mental health & emotional well-being.
CAMHS services generally support young people experiencing:
In this video chat Maja talks about her own experiences with CAMHS, her journey from referral to now, and has some top advice :
PLEASE ALSO VISIT THE CAMHS RESOURCES SITE FOR A HUGE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION.