As we look towards the holiday period, the NHS wants to remind young people about Kooth’s online counselling service, and local mental health crisis lines available for them in Sutton to provide extra support during this difficult time.
All year round, there are simple ways for children and young people to get support if they are struggling with emotional wellbeing and mental health concerns. These holidays may be difficult for a lot people and it is important that local children and young people can easily reach out if they need help to cope.
Kooth is accredited by The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP) and a trusted delivery partner of the NHS. It’s anonymous, free and open up until 10pm 365 days a year. There are no waiting times and it integrates with face-to-face local services to ensure a seamless transition when needed.
Qualified counsellors, therapists and support workers provide guided, outcome-focused help for each individual. Children and young people can visit www.Kooth.com
to chat to professional counsellors, read articles written by young people, receive peer-to-peer support and keep a daily journal.
Mental health crisis lines – NHS urgent mental health helplines are in place to provide 24-hour advice and support, help to speak to a mental health professional, or an assessment to help decide on the best course of care. In Sutton, children and young people, parents and carers can call:
Both of these services can be accessed over the Christmas Holidays