Support for young people
We listen to what young people are telling us about what they want and need to protect, maintain and improve their mental health and continue to be impressed by the courage and resilience shown in facing up to the challenges they are facing.
This simple guide outlines some guidance and resources that young people have told us that they find useful, along with more details on what our youth group does.
Mental health is something we all have, and it can go up and down and change, just as our physical health can. Young people have had to face serious challenges over this period which has had a big impact on their mental wellbeing, or ‘mental health’.
A good place to start is with your GP for help with your mental health. If you are distressed and don’t want to wait, try:
- 24/7 Crisis Text line. Text “SHOUT’ to 85258, or click here
- Call: 0800 023 4650 for urgent mental health support in Westminster or Kensington & Chelsea
- Free, anonymous help and counselling from Kooth
- If you need help urgently, but are not at risk of harm, or serious harm, call 111 or visit NHS 111 online
- If you feel you need help immediately, call for an ambulance on 999.
Reach out to local groups
Kensington and Chelsea
We have an active group of young volunteers called Young Healthwatch Westminster (14-25 year olds) who work with us to ensure young people’s voices are heard in what mental wellbeing support looks like. They also run projects and produce resources to provide guidance for young people.
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