Mental Health Support for Young People

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See below for where to find help

Since the emergence of Covid-19 we have seen an alarming rise in the mental health needs of our children and young people. Last year it was reported that 1 in 5 children and young people had a likely mental health disorder. Healthwatch Camden commissioned a series of research reports to find out more about the health of young people in Camden, including what their mental health was like. We found that more mental health support is urgently needed for young people of all ages across Camden. When we asked, young people said they wanted it to be clearer what help was available, and how to access it. Our series of reports on mental health, sexual health, and vaping in young people will be coming soon to our website.

 

where to get help

  • young people and their parents or carers can access help and support from Young Minds www.youngminds.org.uk
  • young people up to the age of 19 can speak to a counsellor at Childline either by calling 0800 11 11 or through an online chat www.childline.org.uk/get-support/ 1-2-1-counsellor-chat
  • Kooth is a service which offers free, safe and anonymous online mental health support for anyone aged 11-18. Young people who live in Camden can get confidential support through a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Sign up at www.kooth.com
  • visit the NHS’s Waiting Room website to explore over 300 wellbeing options for young people www.nclwaitingroom.nhs.uk
  • Camden Rise have lots of useful information about mental health support for young people www.camdenrise.co.uk/emotionalwellbeing