Children & Young People’s Services and Resources

Additional Help & Support: 

Coronavirus and your wellbeing – for young people.  Information for young people who are worried about coronavirus and want to know how to cope with changes to their lives from national Mind.

The Doorways Project: details of a local support service for 13 – 25 year olds.

A free book for children about the Coronavirus.  The Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler, worked with consultant Professor Graham Medley, two head teachers and a psychologist to make sure the book got the messages right, answering questions about quarantine, how you can catch the virus and what happens if you get it.  Please click on the link or copy and paste into your browser:

Publishers Nosy Crow have asked for any donations in lieu of payment to go to health workers:

Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents

The Link CiC, Mental Health Service for Children, Young People and Families:  During these difficult times we are aware that many children, young people and families may be anxious, struggling to cope with the daily changes or just need someone to talk to.  We have therefore, set up a daily duty telephone line which will be manned by one of our therapeutic practitioners between 2pm and 4pm everyday. If you would like to access this support then please call 01642 505580 and select option 3 during these times and you will be transferred straight through. You do not need to be accessing The Link, or be waiting to access, to utilise this telephone line, if you need information, advice or support then please give us a call and we will do what we can to help.

The Junction Foundation are continuing to support children, young people and families during these unprecedented times.  Their services will continue to operate remotely.  They offer weekly online groups to promote positive wellbeing – contact 01642 756000 for more information.

They are also able to provide support for:
Young Carers – Support for children and their families in the form of  1-1 support, family support and online group sessions.
Emotional Wellbeing Services – Support for children, young people and their families who are struggling with low mood, anxiety or family issues through Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).
Youth Employment Services – This service is still taking on new referrals and are able to help young people to find opportunities to  access education, employment and training. specific resources for young people, and parents around managing the impact of the coronavirus.  They also have a textline for young people needing urgent support around their mental health on: 85258. 

Childline Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call them on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards. – free, safe, and anonymous online support for young people. Mon-Fri 12pm-10pm, Sat/Sun 6pm-10pm.