Children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing

Children’s community health services provide a wide range of care and support for young people.

Directories of Mental Health and Wellbeing Services for Children and Young People

These directories provides a place for children and young people, their families and professionals to get quick, easy and direct access to up-to-date mental health and wellbeing information, including services commissioned by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.

You can download the directories; they have been designed to be used online and you can also print them as an A5 booklet.

Bristol

This directory provides a place for children and young people, their families and professionals to get quick, easy and direct access to up-to-date mental health and wellbeing information in Bristol

North Somerset

This directory provides a place for children and young people, their families and professionals to get quick, easy and direct access to up-to-date mental health and wellbeing information in North Somerset.

South Gloucestershire

This directory provides a place for children and young people, their families and professionals to get quick, easy and direct access to up-to-date mental health and wellbeing information in South Gloucestershire.

Off the Record Bristol

Off the Record (OTR) is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Getting support couldn’t be easier. Come along to one of OTR’s regular Hubs (drop-in spaces to learn more about mental health), or explore otrbristol.org.uk and sign-up directly to the project or service you want to try.

OTR run various projects across Bristol and South Gloucestershire which have been designed with the help of young people, and all of them are delivered by a team of friendly staff and volunteers. All of OTR’s projects and groups are free, confidential and self-referral.

OTR encourages a creative approach to mental health information and support, and runs groups such as Inspiration Works (arts and creative-based sessions) and Resilience Lab (stress management workshops). OTR also provides specialist support for young people experiencing bullying, self-harm and issues around gender and sexuality.

You can sign up to OTR’s monthly e-newsletter which delivers tips and tricks for looking after your mental health, as well information on the latest projects and how to get involved.

To make an appointment or to find out more, please call freephone 0808 808 9120 (answered between 2pm and 5pm with an answerphone outside of these hours), text 07896 880 011 or email hello@otrbristol.org.uk.

Kooth online counselling

Kooth is an online counselling and information service for young people who live in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire, or are registered with a GP in one of the three areas.

Kooth can help with common issues that a young person might be experiencing and there are forum venues to discuss these with peers and professionals. There is an online counselling service and ways of setting goals to overcome young people’s issues.

Young people can get in touch with the service to get support directly, without needing to be referred by a health professional.

Mind You

If you are a young person living in South Gloucestershire, Mind You is an information hub to help you to look after your mental health, find out about mental health problems or get support.