Teens in Crisis

Face to face and online counselling services across Gloucestershire for young people aged 9 to 21 and their families.

Ring 01594 372777 or text 07520 634063.


On Your Mind

Gloucestershire's hub for young people looking for mental health support and advice on how to cope with life's ups and downs.


Freephone 0800 1111 (24 hours). Get help and advice, talk to a counsellor online, send ChildLine an email or post on the message boards.

Young Minds

Information for young people about emotional and mental health issues.
YoungMinds also have a Parents’ Helpline for any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25. Call: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am-4pm) OR Email: parents@youngminds.org.uk.

Rethink Self Harm helpline

Freephone: 0808 801 0606 (5-10pm, 7 days a week). A Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline which provides a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative space for people who self-harm, their friends, families and carers.


Straight talk on mental health medication. Look up your medication to find out about side effects and things you might not feel comfortable asking your GP about, and listen to other people's experiences.

My CAMHS Choices

Have you just been referred to CAMHS and want to find out more? My CAMHS Choices is a website which provides information and videos with clinicians and young people, about different types of help and diagnosis.


‘Your guide to the real world’. Information, support and guidance for young adults.

Get Connected

Freephone 0808 808 4994 (1pm-11pm, 7 days a week). Free, confidential telephone and email helpline finding young people the best help whatever the problem. Provides free connections to local or national services, and can text information to callers’ mobile phones.

BBC Mental Health Information

Information about conditions, coping, supporting, therapies and medication.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Royal College of Psychiatry is the professional body for psychiatrists. Their website includes leaflets containing information about mental health problems.


Freephone: 116 123 (24 hrs, 7 days a week). Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.

Rethink advice line

Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England and Northern Ireland. Call: 0300 5000 927 (10am-2pm Monday to Friday) OR Email: info@rethink.org.

Mind Information Line

Mind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind also has a network of nearly 200 local Mind associations providing local services. Call: 0300 123 3393 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday) OR Email: info@mind.org.uk 

Talk to Frank

Find out everything you want to know about drugs, like what effects they have and what the law says. For friendly, confidential advice, talk to FRANK.


Infobuzz offers therapeutic and practical support for families and young people with complex needs.

NHS Mood Zone

Information on depression, anxiety and stress.

Winston's Wish

Provides specialist child bereavement support services including in-depth therapeutic help in individual, group and residential settings.


For children who are experiencing emotional difficulties.

Family Lives

Helping parents deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.