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 hahad big impact on their mental wellbeingor ‘mental health’. 

Supporting yourself 

Real life stories 

Helpful videos 

Podcasts 

Discussion boards 

Mood journal 

Practice mindfulness 

Get into the arts 

Coping kit 

Free Health apps 

Volunteer 

 

Urgent support 

A good place to start is with your GP for help with your mental health. If you are distressed and don’t want to waittry:  

  • 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 

K&C Youth council 

Dalgarno Trust 

Yaa Centre 

Search for a specific group in Kensington and Chelsea 

Westminster 

Mosaic Community Trust 

City Lions 

Greenhouse Sports 

St Andrew’s Youth Club 

Sport4health 

Search for specific group in Westminster 

 

Our work 

We have an active group of young volunteers called Young Healthwatch Westminster (14-25 year oldswho 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. 

Mental wellbeing support poster 

Blog 

Our radio appearance 

Videos 

Our survey 

Our report 

 

Join us 

Help us make positive change for yourself, and others. Visit our page. 

 

Follow us 

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