Health & Welfare

Mental wellbeing

Youth in Romsey is a confidential support centre for young people aged 11-25 years. They can support young people on any issue including counselling, employment, education, financial help, sexual health and mental health.

Eastleigh Youth Counselling Services Counselling can give you the opportunity to talk about any worries, concerns or difficulties. The service is free and confidential for 11 to 19 years of age. At EYCS the Counsellors are specially trained to listen and support you through tough times. They can help you work at the changes you want to make.

No Limits No Limits is a charity that offers information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support for young people under 26 living in Southampton and Hampshire.

italk is a free psychological therapy service within south Hampshire available to people over the age of 16 who have problems such as depression and/or anxiety. This could include obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, panic and posttraumatic stress disorder. details about how to book an appointment are on the website or call 02380 383920. Young people who are self-referring will need their 10 digit NHS Number to complete the self-referral. Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

Catch22 delivers a wide range of integrated support services designed to help resolve difficulties experienced by young people and their families/carers. They provide early intervention, targeted and specialist support services to those in crisis, leaving care, missing from home or with substance misuse or mental health problems; supporting families, parents/carers experiencing domestic abuse, substance misuse, emotional issues, homelessness or unemployment.

The NHS choices website offers advice about stress, anxiety and depression and also has a section on improving mental wellbeing, as well as lots of other information sections.

Anxiety: Recent research suggests that as many as 1 in 6 young people will experience an anxiety condition at some point in their lives.

Depression: This site has been developed in consultation with students who have been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts.

YoungMinds is a charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people. They will provide advice on range of issues including depression and friendships. They provide a confidential phone helpline and Crisis Messenger Service:

Text - 85258 24/7 for free

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Time to Change is England's biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. The website contains lots of things that individuals can do to help spread the word about Time to Change, to get people talking about mental health, and support friends, family or colleagues.

HeadMeds – website developed by the charity YoungMinds providing general information about common medications that may be prescribed for children and young people with diagnosed mental health conditions.

Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPSYCH) – Provide specifically tailored information for young people, parents, teachers and carers about mental health through their Parents and Youth Info A-Z

Samaritans provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.

General advice for young people: Get Connected offers information and a free UK-wide email and telephone helpline for young people. Helpline staff have access to a comprehensive database of information about counselling and all sorts of specific services, such as drug and alcohol services or those focused on particular issues like sexuality or self harm. They will talk things through and help you find the appropriate service in your local area. Calls are free from most mobiles and they can connect you to most of the services for free too.

MeeTwo MeeTwo is an App that helps teenagers talk about difficult things. Download the App from Google Play, or the Apple App Store.

Mermaids Being transgender can be incredibly isolating both for the person and the family who support them. Don’t be alone, reach out to Mermaids who can put you in touch with others. Make new friends and share experiences. Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. We work to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people amongst professionals and the general public.

Shout provides a confidential service to TEXT if you are in crisis. TEXT 85258