Mental Health - Children & Young People
Children & Young People Havens
The Children & Young People Haven is a safe space for children and young people aged 10-18 where you can talk about worries and mental health in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment. For a location near you, visit the website for the address.
Website: Children & Young People Haven
Extended Hope (11-18 year olds)
Extended Hope seeks to care for a young person through a crisis as well as supporting families, carers and young people where and when they need assistance. An out-of-hours emergency support service which can be reached by telephone 17:00 – 23:00, seven days a week. This service is maintained by psychiatric nurses who can give support and care when most day services are closed.
Telephone: 01483 517898
Website: Extended Hope
Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 crisis text line available for anyone, anytime, anywhere. The service is anonymous and off bill.
Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.
Supports CYP to overcome difficulties, become resilient and develop into confident adults who contribute positively to their communities. They work with young people directly in schools and communities across Surrey and beyond, one-to-one, in groups and clubs – and with and through partners, supporting them to deliver services that improve young people’s physical and emotional wellbeing and mental health. They focus on prevention and where that’s not been possible, provide early help before a concern becomes a crisis.
Self-help techniques & local mental health support for children & young people
There’s a range of information, support and resources specifically for mental health and emotional wellbeing, which you do not have to speak with your GP about to access. Please visit the Healthy Surrey website to find out about self-help resources and support available in your local community. Support is listed for both for adults and children.
Offers the ‘MindWaves’ programme for young people between 14-25 years of age with emotional wellbeing issues, learning difficulties and challenges. They use electronic/digital music and radio to improve confidence, self-esteem and social skills enhancing employability and life chances.
Surrey Youth Focus
Aims to significantly improve the lives of CYP in Surrey. As the eyes and ears of the youth voluntary sector, they have an extensive reach to over 70 youth organisations across Surrey and agencies interested in helping young people.
National organisation that helps children and families going through trauma, sexual abuse, exploitation and domestic violence. They aim to to provide the best outcome for every child, no matter who they are or what they have been through.
Organisations that provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
The National Autistic Society
The UK’s largest provider of specialist autism services. Trained staff and volunteers provide helpful advice on how to manage the uncertainty of autism faced by and parents who can self-refer for support.
CYA (CAMHS Youth Advisers)
A network of over 200 CYP with different experiences of accessing mental health services in Surrey, have a say in what goes on in services, and take part in a whole variety of projects. Their main aim is to get more users involved with the decisions within the service, because a service aimed at young people should be developed by them too. CYA works to ensure that CYP who use mental health services have a voice, through being involved in recruitment, staff training, service development and lots more!
Mindsight Surrey CAMHS
CAHMS support children and young people in Surrey who are feeling very sad, worried, angry or upset.
Action for Carers Surrey
This service supports carers of all ages. They help with benefits advice, advocacy, and provide a wealth of information and free resources.
Website: Action for Carers
Online counselling and emotional wellbeing service providing adults with early intervention support. Access to free and confidential online support for emotional wellbeing of parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in Surrey. There are also a series of short videos for parents and teachers about anxiety, transition and returning back to school which are available on their Youtube channel.
Website: Qwell – XenZone
Family Voice Surrey
Champions the needs and rights of SEND families in Surrey: families with children or young adults up to the age of 25 who have special educational needs, chronic illnesses, including mental health conditions, or disabilities.
Website: Family Voice Surrey