Counselling & Advisory Service

If you have worries about your health, relationships or any other aspect of your life, it's important to talk to someone. You may not want to approach your parents or carers, so think about other adults you can trust. Perhaps a teacher, your school or college counsellor, a nurse at your GP surgery or in school. If you are receiving treatment at our hospitals, you can ask to speak to one of our health experts at any time. They can also put you in touch with colleagues who specialise in counselling young people.

Connexions Direct advisers also offer information, advice and support to 13-19 year olds between 8.00 am and 2.00 pm everyday. Their website has details of how to contact them by phone, online, email or text: www.connexions-direct.com

The following organisations are all available for you to speak to and are happy to help whatever the issue:

Childline : www.childline.org.uk
Free Tel: 0800 1111 (24 hours a day, 365 days per year)
Textphone: 0800 400 222 (9.30am to 9.30pm weekdays - 9.30am to 8pm weekends)

Samaritans : www.samaritans.org
Tel: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours a day, 365 days per year)
Textphone: 08457 90 91 92

Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk
Tel: 0207 336 8445 (9.30am to 5.30pm weekdays)

CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably: www.thecalmzone.net
Free Tel: 0800 58 58 58 (Daily from 5.00pm to 3.00am)

The Child Bereavement Charity: www.childbereavement.org.uk

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"If you have worries about your health, relationships or any other aspect of your life, it's important to talk to someone"