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Wellbeing Support over the Summer

For young people who are finding things tough there is support available throughout the summer holidays.

Local help available in Stockport

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ChatHealth is a confidential new text messaging service that enables children and young people aged 11-19 to contact the Stockport school nursing team about any health queries or concerns they may have. Available Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) from 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online support and counselling service for young people age 11-18, to support mental wellbeing.

Stockport Emotional Wellbeing Hub: Information, advice, and guidance for anyone up to the age of 25. Parents, carers and professionals can call 0161 217 6028 (during work hours).

SHINE – An Emotional Help and Wellbeing Service for Stockport Young People aged 11-17 years. SHINE will be delivering group sessions with a focus on emotional help, wellbeing and creativity and providing specific signposting relevant to the needs of the individual young person. Telephone: 0161 440 0055.

The Proud Trust Proud Connections is for both LGBT+ and questioning young people, and the adults that support them. Proud Connections offers a rich and growing set of resources and information, as well as the opportunity to speak directly with a Proud Trust youth worker via a one-to-one webchat.

National helplines and online support:

HopelineUK is for young people experiencing suicidal thoughts, or for anyone concerned about someone - 0800 068 4141, 9am – midnight daily. 

Childline can be contacted on 0800 1111.

Childline Message BoardsWant to say how you’re feeling? Or ask a question? Here you can share your experiences, have fun and get support from other young people in similar situations.

Young Minds have a crisis text support service for young people, available 24/7, which is free from most phone networks. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258. If you are a parent or carer worried about your child you can call the Parents Helpline free on 0808 802 5544 (9:30am - 4pm, Mon - Fri) or use our live parents webchat or our parents email service.

NHS Every Mind Matters has Mental Health Self-Care tips and videos for young people.

BEAT Youthline offers online chat and telephone support to young people struggling with an eating disorder - 0808 801 0711.

The Anna Freud Centre is a mental health charity for children, young people and their families
have produced some ‘Self-Care Summer’ resources for primary and secondary age children
and young people.

Parents/carers can also access these support lines free of charge:

Togetherall – 24/7 anonymous online support for anyone in Stockport aged 16 or over.

Open Door - Mental health & wellbeing support for Stockport residents Helpline available 24/7, call 0800 138 7276 Safe Haven drop in, open daily, 72-74 Prince’s Street, SK1 1RJ.

Shout – is a 24/7 crisis text service for when people need immediate support. Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 and you will be put in contact with a trained Crisis Volunteer

SilverCloud - Online therapy for residents aged 18 and over with online programmes that can help ease stress levels, improve sleep or build resilience.

You can also watch videos from Stockport professionals on ways families can help improve
emotional wellbeing and mental health by visiting the PACT Stockport YouTube channel

Also find out about local services that can support you, or your family on the Stockport Local Offer website

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