Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust have a number of services available for children and young people struggling with their mental health.
If your child is anxious or worried about coronavirus or is struggling with more general aspects of their mental health, there are a number of local support services available quickly and easily.
Some of these you can access yourself as a parent, while others are available for young people to contact themselves.
ChatHealth – text: 07507331750
Young people needing advice or support in Worcestershire can access ChatHealth – a free and confidential text service which puts them in touch with their local school health nurses. ChatHealth is a secure and confidential text messaging service available to 11-19-year-olds in the county. It offers a way for young people to easily and anonymously contact their school health nurses for advice on issues such as bullying, emotional health, relationship problems, alcohol and drugs.
Reach4Wellbeing - www.hacw.nhs.uk/reach4wellbeing
The Reach4Wellbeing team aims to promote positive wellbeing, reach children and young people in their communities and reduce the stigma of mental health. We provide short-term group programmes for children and young people age 5-18 experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and low mood
Kooth - www.kooth.com
This is a free, safe and anonymous online wellbeing service for children and young people. Young people using the site are able to access a range of support services. The online nature of Kooth means that you can access help in a way that is most suitable for you, at a time that is convenient for you, 365 days of the year.
BESTIE - www.camhsbestie.co.uk
An interactive online platform designed by local young people to provide support and access to information and resources to manage your mental health and wellbeing
There’s lots more information on our website too – visit www.hacw.nhs.uk