Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing
This mini-site has been created by members of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Youth Board in partnership with Unloc. We hope you enjoy exploring the site & find the information useful!
Where to go for help
Kooth allows you to speak to a counsellor via instant messaging. You can also access advice, self help activities and forums where you can share your own experiences and hear from other young people going through similar things.
Kooth is free for anyone aged 11-25 living in Hampshire, Portsmouth & West Sussex as well as lots of other areas in the UK.
- Send text messages about any health or wellbeing issue you want advice on to the school nurses who make up the ChatHealth advisor team.
- Get advice within one working day.
Hampshire: 07507 332160
Monday to Friday from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm (excluding bank holidays).
Outside of Hampshire? Find out if you have ChatHealth in your area: chathealth.nhs.uk/start-a-chat
Help I’m in crisis
If you need urgent help because you are having thoughts and urges about hurting yourself, someone else or ending your life then stop, take a deep breath and click the button below to be redirected to the CAMHS crisis website for more help about what to do next.
More Places to Get Support
Don't forget to reach out to
Find a family member you trust to share your experiences with.
Share how you are feeling with friends. Good friends will want to help support you.
School, College or University
Find out who's job it is to support students mental health. They will be trained to listen & help you get the support you need.
Your GP or family doctor can offer treatment and advice for your mental health. If you are unhappy with their advice you can get a second opinion.