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Are you unsure where to go to find mental health support for a child or young person? This article contains links to the range of mental health support available for children & young people in Gloucestershire.

If you'd like us to include links to other services in the county, please contact us and our team will update this page.

On Your Mind Glos

There are many services available to Children and Young People across Gloucestershire that provide mental health support. It can be difficult to know where and who to go to. To find out more about the range of support available in the county, the Children and Young People's Mental Health (CYPMH) has an anonymous online support finder calledOn Your Mind Glos.  
NHS commissioned mental health support services work in close partnership. In practice, this means that schools, GPs, and any professional working with a child, young person or family will only need tosubmit a request for support to one organisation. This organisation will then signpost to other organisations (with consent) if they would better meet the needs of the child or young person. 

Crisis Line

If you need to seek urgent mental health support in Gloucestershire for yourself, a team member, service user or anyone else, support is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week via the Crisis Line. To access support, please call 0800 169 0398.

The Crisis Line has created a poster that you can send to your team or display on noticeboards: 

You can also find out more about this service on the NHS Gloucestershire website.

School Nursing 

These are registered nurses who work with children, young people and their families to help them improve their emotional health and wellbeing and offer support and advice about physical health issues they may experience.  They can meet face to face in school, at home or at any community setting that suits the young person, or they can meet virtually on a video call or use the text service. 
For more information about their service visit their website or to make a referral complete this form. For ChatHealth; the School Nurse text service find out more by watching this video:

Young Gloucestershire 

Young Gloucestershire works to support young people aged 11-25 to have the confidence, motivation and skills to improve their lives. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing: Young Gloucestershire offers practical, therapeutic and emotional support which helps young people to lead happy and healthy lives.

The Young Adults Service (YAS): The YAS service is for 16–25-year-olds who are struggling with their mental health. They offer flexible one-to-one support which can take place wherever the young person chooses and feels most comfortable. Phone, Text and online support is available as well as face-to-face, which can be with a Mental Health Youth Worker, Counsellor or both.


TIC+ is a counselling service available to all Children and Young People aged 9-25 across Gloucestershire and can provide counselling support in a variety of forms:

  • Counselling – online, remote (video and phone) and face-to-face for children and young people
  • School counselling throughout Gloucestershire
  • TIC+chat anonymous helpline for children and young people
  • InTER-ACT live online sessions
  • Support to parents and carers from our Parent Support & Advice Line and Parent Support Groups

Young Minds Matter 

The Young Minds Matter (YMM) team offers support to young people who are struggling with things like anxiety, low mood and poor sleep or similar concerns. This can be either face-to-face in school or via a virtual online platform. YMM can only accept referrals for pupils from one of the 113 participating schools. A list of YMM schools can be found on the YMM website For young people who are part of a school which is not on the list, please contact TIC+or seek support

The ‘YMMChat’ text service (07480 635723) is available Monday - Friday 9am-4.30pm for young people to use if they want to share something that is worrying them, to get some advice or to self-refer and get an appointment, without needing to ask a parent or a teacher.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service 

If the help received hasn't  resulted in the progress hoped for or the young person’s mental health is getting worse,Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)is able to provide specialist assessment, treatment and consultation for children and young people with mental health difficulties whose symptoms are having a significant impact on their day to day lives. Professionals can refer directly to CAMHS if a young person has: 

  • Tried previous support for their mental health and they need further specialist help to recover; 
  • Had a sudden, severe or unexplained decline in their mental health e.g., risky self-harm, suicide plans or loss of contact with reality; 
  • Experienced significant distress in most situations stopping them doing usual activities; 
  • Responded in a manner beyond what is usual for their age, stage of development or individual reactions.

Mental health support for adults

You can find out more about mental health support for adults in Gloucestershire via our dedicated article.

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