Mental Health Resources for Young People

Urgent Contacts

If you need to speak to someone at any time 24/7 you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or the out-of-hours NHS helpline on 111, or Connection (Dorset Crisis Response Service) on 0300 1235440.

See also Dorset Mind for some additional useful contact details.

Text Services

ChatHealth (text: 07480 635511) is a confidential text messaging service  that enables children and young people to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team.

Online services

UP in Poole provides support, information and advice for young people, including an online live chat option

Sussed in Kinson offers local advice and counselling

Kooth offer online counselling and support for young people

Dorset Mind Your Head is a Dorset-wide programme aimed to help young people of Dorset to be as mentally healthy as possible

Help with relationships

Relate offer specific help for young people with relationship difficulties

CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

CAMHS have some useful information online on their website for young people

Information for parents

CAMHS also have some useful information specifically to help parents who are worried about their children's mental health