Online Counselling Service for Children and Young Persons in Wandsworth
As we enter 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 our borough.
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 of people and it is important that local children and young people can easily reach out if they need help to cope.
More information on Kooth
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 until 10pm 365 days a year. There are no waiting times and it integrated 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 peoplke, receive peer-to-peer support and keep a daily journal.
A short video has been produced for young people to explain how the service can help here
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 Wandsworth, children and young people, parents and carers can call:
0800 028 8000 24 hours, 7 days a week
020 3513 6631 Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
020 3513 4644 Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm