Shropshire Council

Mental health and wellbeing – young people’s page

Where can you go to access help and support in Shropshire? Please click on the logos from the list on this page to visit the websites. Remember - you're never alone.

Need urgent mental health support or advice for you, a family member or friend? Call the 24/7 urgent NHS mental health service helpline: 0808 196 4501 (free from all landlines and mobile networks). Remember - in an emergency or when you feel unsafe, you should always call 999.

Take a look at our short film in which Ellen, a year 13 student from Shropshire, describes how lockdown has felt for her:

Kooth

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Kooth is a web-based confidential support service, providing a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people. Check out their Instagram account.

Beam

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Beam is an emotional wellbeing drop-in service for children and young people. Talking about how you're feeling isn't always easy, but Beam are there to help.

Health for Teens

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Health for Teens is an online resource, providing advice about health, lifestyle, relationships and sexual health. You'll also find details for CHAT, where you can access confidential advice from the school nurse service.

We Are With You

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Wearewithyou is a service supporting young people worried about drug or alcohol use. This service is free and confidential, and is for you if you're under 18, living in Shropshire and worried about your own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use. There's also a service available for those over 18.

Healios

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ThinkNinja is an online resource bringing self-help knowledge and skills to children and young people (10-18 years old) who may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress, especially during Covid-19.

Shropshire School Nurse Service

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Togetherall - for young people aged 16+

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Did you know that everyone in Shropshire has free access to Togetherall, an online community where members can share how they're feeling in a safe environment monitored 24/7 by trained professionals. You can register online.

If you don't quite feel ready to participate in the community, their website has lots of online courses and resources dedicated to your mental health journey, from managing anxiety to improving your sleep!

Shropshire Mind

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Shropshire Mind’s main objective is to empower anyone experiencing a mental health challenge, providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem and campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

NHS Midlands Partnership

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Click the logo to find free self-help leaflets on lots of different topics.

Bee U

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Bee U is the emotional health and wellbeing service for people up to the age of 25 living in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

It's designed to help you:

  • Cope
  • Get help
  • Get more help
  • Manage in times of crisis

 

Here are some national organisations who can offer support and information too...

Childline

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Childline is a free and confidential counselling service for parents, children and young people. Check out their Instagram site.

Samaritans

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Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Young Minds

Young Minds

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers.

Healthtalk

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Healthtalk is a forum for young people to share real-life experiences of a wide range of health and mental health issues, and contains links to other mental health groups and resources.

Papyrus

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