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Who can I talk to?


This page includes details of organisations you can chat to. You may also find it useful to view our Wellbeing support for all Gloucestershire citizens page and our advice and support for young people page.

Chat Health: A confidential text messaging service for young people to get in touch with a healthcare professional for advice and support. Text 07507 333351.

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline: A safe, non-judgmental helpline for young people and adults who self harm, and their friends, families and carers. Call 0808 816 0606, text 07537 410 022 or webchat at

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS, formerly known as CYPS): Provides specialist NHS mental health services for children and young people (and their families/carers) who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties, from birth to their 18th birthday. Find out more about the service or call Acorn House on 01452 894300 with any enquiries.

School Nurse: 07507 333351  | (for 5 to 19 year olds)

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

On Your Mind: new Mental Health helpline for children, young people and parents/carers. Call 01865 903777 (9am – 5pm) and 01865 901000 (5pm – 11pm). Visit

Page updated: 18/09/2020 Page updated by: Communications

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