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For children and young people seeking help with low mood, anxiety or depression (NOT in immediate crisis)



  • For 11 to 18 year olds
  • An online support platform where young people can access free anonymous counselling, join friendly discussion boards, keep online journals, goal trackers, and read self-help articles with the option to contribute their own experiences or advice.
  • Online platform available 24 hours a day.
  • Counselling available 12.00pm to 10.00pm Monday to Friday, and 6pm to 10pm at weekends.

School Nurse

07507 333351  |

  • For 5 to 19 year olds
  • ChatHealth is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm for 11- 19 year olds who may want to discuss a health issue

Young Gloucestershire

01452 501008  |

  • For 11 to 25 year olds
  • Counselling by phone and via online chat
  • Emergency Support packages to existing clients
  • Connect – the alternative education programme
  • Detached youth work - for vulnerable
  • Online activities

Young Gloucestershire Link Chat for Vulnerable Young People

01452 501008  |

  • Offering support to young people aged 16 to 25 with their mental health during this time
  • Trained mental health youth workers available daily
  • Offering Zoom and phone calls  
  • Mindfulness sessions, counselling support online, fitness sessions etc. Support is tailored to individual need
  • Open access but is targeted to young people who may be facing additional challenges in their lives 

TIC+ (Teens in Crisis)

Call: 01594 372777  |  Text: 07520 634063  |

  • For 9 to 21 year olds
  • Counselling by phone, online text chat or video chat

TIC+ Chat 1:1 Drop-in  

0300 303 8080 | online chat at

  • An anonymous helpline for children and young people aged 9 to 21 in Gloucestershire who are struggling with mild or temporary mental health issues due to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Sunday to Thursday 5pm to 9pm  
  • Open access

Parent Support and Advice Line

0800 6525675 | online chat at 

  • Anonymous drop-in support, no appointment necessary, for parents worried about their child’s mental health or emotional wellbeing



0800 1111  |

  • Childline counsellors available online or on the phone from 9am – midnight


0808 808 4994  |

  • For under 25 year olds
  • UK’s leading support service for young people
  • Support with mental health, money, homelessness, finding a job, relationships and drugs

Young Minds

0808 802 5544 – parents' helpline |

  • Online information and advice to support children, young people and their parents

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