Often we turn to family, friends, teachers or those that we are closest too. Sometimes however, it can be hard to ask for help, or know who to turn to.
The links below may help you to find some support.
Need help now – are you in a crisis?
text YM to 85258
Looking for help?
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Here to make sure young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
Keep Your Head brings together reliable information on mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.
A free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, we’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to them via online, social or their free, confidential helpline.
A service that helps you when things get a bit difficult to handle on your own.
The confidential text messaging service opens a new line of communication to young people and gives them an excellent opportunity to anonymously get in touch with a healthcare professional for that much-needed support with a simple touch of a button.
ChatHealth, which is run by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Child Programme, is available to people
Monday to Friday between: 9.30am to 4.00pm.
To access the service all users need to do is
TEXT 07480 635 443 to start a conversation.
Anyone who tries to reach out to ChatHealth for help out of hours will receive a bounce back message explaining where to get help if their question is urgent, and when they can expect a response. Texts are usually replied to within one working day and cost the same as a standard text or will come out of your contract message allowance.
The Happify app is your fast-track to a good mood. Try various engaging games, activity suggestions, gratitude prompts and more to train your brain as if it were a muscle, to overcome negative thoughts.
Free and confidential support and information for young people
Support for Young people with Special Needs
Welcome to SENDIASS
We offer information, advice and support about education, health and social
care. This is private, confidential and we don’t take sides (impartial).
We support you in the way you would like e.g. email, phone call, face to face etc.
We won’t take any action without discussing it with you and you agreeing this is what you want, unless by law we have to e.g. Safeguarding.
We will make sure you receive the information, advice and support you ask for.
We will keep you up to date on anything you have asked us to do.
We will try to make sure you are able to take part as much as you want to in the support you receive and decisions that affect you.
We will help you discuss issues with your parents/carers and professionals, recognising you are entitled to make your own decisions, and for them to be respected, even if other people do not agree with them.
We want you to tell us what you think of our service. We will keep this private.
There are lots of ways in which you can look after yourself to boost your mood.
A range of self help books recommended by mental health professionals, that is found in all library’s in Cambridgeshire
Use the Kooth and Young Minds websites
Worried about the following?
Drug use –
Where can I find out more and get support?
CASUS provide information, support and specialist treatment in Cambridgeshire, around drug and alcohol use, to young people under 18 and their families.
Self harm -
is a common problem that can indicate that you need some help with your mental health.
Some really useful information here
Careers and the future -
The future is exciting, but can also seem daunting.
Online/Social Media Pressure
Whilst a fantastic way of keeping in touch, being online and on social media can cause stress and anxiety. The following sites can help keep you safe and in control. Remember – cyber bullying is not acceptable. BLOCK and REPORT IT