NHS Southern Health

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! 

Mental Health 101
Start here to learn more about mental health, mental illness and wellbeing.
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Self-Care
Find out things you can do to look after yourself and your mental health.
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Supporting Others
Explore practical ways to support other people who are experiencing mental health problems whilst looking after yourself.
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LGBTQ+ Mental Health
Understand how the additional challenges many LGBTQ+ people face can impact mental health & find out about organisations that offer specialised mental health support for people who identify as LGBTQ+.
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Race & Mental Health
Statistics show BAME people are more likely to experience mental illness compared with white people in the UK. Explore this webpage to understand why this is & what help is available.
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Autism & Mental Health
Understand how autism & mental health are related & find out about support available to support autistic people's mental health & wellbeing.
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Young Men's Mental Health
Explore why talking about men's mental health is important & how to break down barriers that can stop young men accessing support.
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What We Wish Adults Knew
Parent, family member, teacher, youth professional? Explore this page to hear what young people want you to know about mental health & wellbeing & how you can help.
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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. 

iTalk

All of iTalk’s talking therapy treatments are available free of charge on the NHS for people aged 16 and over, who are registered with a GP in the areas of Hampshire shown on the map below. Click the iTalk logo to find out more.

ChatHealth 11-19

  • 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

Family

Find a family member you trust to share your experiences with.

Friends

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. 

GP

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.