Mental health helpline
A children and young people’s mental health helpline has launched in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.
The helpline will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering advice, guidance and support to children, young people and carers.
Anyone concerned about a child or young person’s mental health, or a child or young person themselves, can phone the helpline and speak to mental health experts over the telephone.
The helpline should not be used for situations which are life threatening. In this case emergency services should be notified by phoning 999.
9am-5pm on a weekday call 01865 903777
5pm-9am on a weekday or on weekends call 01865 901000
On Your Mind
Wiltshire Council's On Your Mind website provides a wealth of information and resources to support young people who are affected by mental health issues, including:
- An A-Z of advice and support
- Parenting programmes
- Counselling services - Kooth, Relate and Teen Talk
- Resources - links to local and national support services, leaflets and apps
Mental Wealth Academy
The Mental Wealth Academy offers wellbeing support for young people aged 16-25 with mild to moderate mental health and wellbeing difficulties.
A team of transition wellbeing practitioners provide support around a range of issues including:
- Stress and anxiety
- Managing emotions
- Body image
- Barriers to accessing employment, education and training.
Young people can refer themselves or be referred if they have given consent. More information can be found on the Response website.
What can I expect from young people's mental health services?
Read more about how to get support, what will happen at your first appointment, and the types of support and treatment on offer.