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Mental Health and well being

Sometimes you can feel like you don't have any control over what you think or how you feel. You are not alone.
We all have times in our life when we have worries, stress or feelings of anxiety and talking about these issues may seem embarrassing and not really the type of thing you want to discuss with friends or family especially, when you’re not sure what the problem is.
Speak CAMHS Helpline
A helpline for young people seeking advice about their mental health.
Call freephone 0800 328 4444 and choose option 2.
The helpline is open:
  • Monday to Friday from 8am to 11pm,
  • Weekends and Bank holidays from midday to 8pm
  • Outside these hours, crisis calls will be passed to an out of hours CAMHS professional. If they're not available to talk straight away, you can arrange a call back.
Counselling and wellbeing

Anchor Counselling for 16 years+,  offering free and confidential one to one counselling and couple counselling to people registered with a GP in the Borough of Hounslow.

HYCS (Hounslow Youth Counselling Service) offers a free, 1-2-1 counselling service just for young people. Our service is confidential and anyone aged 11-25 who lives, works or studies in the Borough of Hounslow can self-refer to our free service.

Phoenix Counselling and Psychotherapy Services We support children, young people, parents and families seeking help with emotional or psychological issues which are affecting their lives.

Calm Zone for Young People an online hub of calming techniques and resources for young people to help them feel better when they feel anxious, scared or sad.

The Wild Mind Project  we support young people, their parents/carers, and communities to thrive through nature-focused interventions and creative therapy. -LGBTQ - wellbeing programmes start in May 2021

Women and Girls Network Advice Service free service run by women, for women in London who have been affected by all forms of violence and abuse. 0808 801 0660

Young Minds information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing.

LGBTQ counselling for young people  - Free one-to-one therapy for LGBTQ young people in London

ChatHealth is a secure and confidential text messaging service for all 11-19-year olds. It is manned by the School Nursing service and allows young people to easily and anonymously get in touch with their school nurses and ask for support and advice to do with

  • mental health and wellbeing
  • relationships
  • healthy eating
  • sexual health
This is not an emergency service, and young people can expect a response within 24 hours. The service is available Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm (inclusive of school holidays). TEXT 07507 333176
Support Groups and websites

The HOPE project was set up by young people who want to create a relaxing and non-judgemental place for their younger peers to do art and have a space to talk about their worries and express themselves. Age 11-14 contact

Beat supports anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape.

Kooth free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

Happy to Chat  Happy to Chat is a podcasting and digital art project led by young people, to talk about the benefits of positive conversation on mental health and well-being.

PAPYRUS (prevention of young suicide) Provide confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person 0800 068 4141


The Sikh Helpline is a free professional and confidential telephone counselling and email inquiry service, available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week. 07999 004363

Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH) provides free and confidential faith and culturally sensitive support services targeted at young Muslims in the UK.

Support for bereaved young people
Bereavement is the period of sadness and loneliness that we experience from a death or loss of a loved one.

There is no single way to grieve. Everyone is different and will grieve in their own way. There is no telling how long it will take.

We have listed some national services offering help and advice on coping with bereavement and grief. Each link listed will take you directly to the organisations website.

Hope again A website designed for young people by young people. Where young people can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief and feel less alone.

Grief Talk A free helpline 0808 802 0111 from Grief Encounter providing instant, confidential advice and support for bereaved children and young people. Service also available via online chat and email.

Winston’s Wish Supporting bereaved children and young people up to the age of 18 through a whole range of activities, including a helpline, online chat service, group work, residential events and resources.

Child Bereavement UK West London Support Centre Offers face to face group support encouraging bereaved young people aged 11-25 to meet in a supportive environment.