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Mental health and wellbeing

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. Listed below are local and national websites and support groups ready to help you.

Chat health

ChatHealth is a secure and confidential text messaging service for all 11 to 19 year olds. It allows you to anonymously get in touch with your school nurse and ask for support and advice to do with mental health and wellbeing, relationships, healthy eating and sexual health. Responses within 24 hours weekdays from 9am to 4:30pm (inclusive of school holidays).
TEXT 07507 333176


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.