Further information & support for Emotional health and Wellbeing


There are a number of organisations and NHS services that support children and young people; parents and carers, some are listed below:


A digital mental health support service for children and young people, with access to an online community of peers and a team of experienced counsellors, helpful articles and self-help activities. Free, safe, anonymous mental wellbeing support with no waiting lists and no thresholds. 

Sign up at the Kooth website:  www.kooth.com


Free, safe and anonymous mental health support for adults.  Whatever is gong on in your world, we're here to help.  Whether you need us now, or in the future.  Professional support, community support, self-help articles, wellbeing activities.

Qwell website:  qwell.io



Mind your way

Support for young people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Mind your way website:  www.mindyourway.co.uk/find-support/

Headstart project:  www.mindyourway.co.uk/headstart-project/

Five ways to wellbeing gives tips on how to improve your emotional wellbeing:  www.mindyourway.co.uk/5-ways-to-wellbeing/


We Are With You (formerly AddAction)

We Are With You provide free and confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health. We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.


Tel:  01872 300816 

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YZUP We Are With You (formerly AddAction)

Offers one to one support and sessions in school/ college to young people aged 11 – 18 years who are struggling with drug and alcohol use.

The YZUP We Are With Youn service provides a targeted and specialist outcome focused, recovery oriented, community alcohol and drug treatment system for young people on behalf of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Drug and Alcohol Action Team (CIOSDAAT) partnership. We provide high quality, effective and safe community based specialist substance misuse treatment services to children and young people primarily aged between 11 and 18 years of age and resident in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, who are experiencing substance related harm, and support that enables universal and targeted services for children and young people to respond to substance misuse issues.


Tel:  01872 300816  Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

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Outlook Southwest

If you are 16 years or over you can access a range of talking therapies and groups through this service, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and stress and anger management. 

You can refer yourself via the website:  www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/silvercloud

Outlook Southwest provide a number of services including assessment for Asperger’s.  If you would like to be referred to this service, you should discuss this possibility with your GP, who can complete our practitioner referral form.



Young Minds

The Young Minds website: www.youngminds.org.uk/  has a range of support and information for young people and parents about young peoples’ mental health and a section on looking after yourself. www.youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/   

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There are some online NHS resources available to help support your mental wellbeing.  Including NHS Live Well website  www.nhs.uk/live-well/    


NHS Every Mind Matters

There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental health and

wellbeing – take a quiz to get started and get a free plan, expert advice and

practical tips. 

The website also has information about mental health and useful tips to support

yourself and others.  www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/


NHS Mood Zone

Advice on stress, anxiety and depression




Mental health telephone service 0800 038 5300

NHS 24/7 Helpline


To talk to someone about your mental wellbeing you can call the 24/7 NHS mental health telephone support, advice and triage helpline


                                         0800 038 5300

Support is available to anyone, regardless of age, all day every day. If you or someone you know feels they need to access urgent mental health support, they will listen to you and asses how best to help.


NHS Primary Care Mental Health Nurse

A Mental Health Nurse holds regular clinics at St. Mary’s Health Centre, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Appointments can be made direct via the Health Centre by telephoning and booking an appointment or by a referral from your GP. 

St. Mary’s Health Centre Tel:  01720 422628


Childline is a free private and confidential service where you can talk about anything, whatever your worry and whenever you need help, online and by phone. Tel:  0800 1111   website: www.childline.org.uk/


Prevention of young suicide charity, can support you if you are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a young person Hopeline: 0800 068 41 41 email: pat@papyrus-uk.org  website: www.papyrus-uk.org/   



The Samaritans are a listening service available 24hrs a day 365 days a year Tel: 116  123  free from any phone 

email: jo@samaritans.org this takes 24hrs for a response but sometimes writing your feelings down can help you understand them better.


Man Down

Man down is a Cornish based group offering a safe space to meet the current emotional and mental health needs of men who are struggling to cope with the everyday pressures facing them in our modern society.  There are meetings held in Scilly every two weeks and are advertised on their Facebook page.

Man Down website:  www.mandowncornwall.co.uk/

Man Down Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ManDownCornwall/



First Light

First Light provides specialist support to victims – male and female, adult and child – of sexual violence and domestic abuse in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. 

Contact:  Safer futures Cornwall and Isles of Scilly – Domestic abuse & sexual violence service 

Helpline: 0300 777 4777
Professionals’ Enquiry Line: 01872 241 711
Non-secure email: saferfutures@firstlight.org.uk
Secure email: saferfutures@firstlight.cjsm.net

Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Independent Sexual Violence Advisory Service (ISVA)

Helpline: 03458 12 12 12
Non-secure email: isva@firstlight.org.uk
Secure email: devonandcornwall.isva@firstlight.cjsm.net

Website: www.firstlight.org.uk/  Support for children and young people: www.firstlight.org.uk/support-for-children-and-young-people/

Children and young people Independent domestic abuse advocacy


Cornwall Bereavement Network is supporting Bereaved Families.

Visit the website: www.cornwallbereavementnetwork.org for a list of charities and services able to offer support to those bereaved, from any cause and of any age.

Five Islands Academy has a useful directory of organisations to help with bereavement as well as a visual list of books explain bereavement to children. For further information visit their bereavement information  www.fiveislands.scilly.sch.uk/coping-with-bereavement/


Penhaligon's Friends


Bereavement support and advice for families with children and young people penhaligonsfriends.org.uk


Supporting Bereaved Children during the Coronavirus Outbreak.  ​For information and advice on how to support a child when a death occurs during Covid-19 click please visit penhaligonsfriends.org.uk/supporting-bereaved-children-coronavirus-outbreak

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YGAM (The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust)

YGAM is a national charity with a social purpose to inform, educate, safeguard and build digital resilience amongst young and vulnerable people. Helping them to make informed decisions and understand the consequences around gambling and gaming.

If you are a professional working with young people aged 7-25, YGAM offer free training and educational

resources on gaming and gambling in the UK as well as help and advice.


Find out more at www.ygam.org.

If you are a parent looking for information around problematic gaming and gambling in 7 to  25 year olds,

looking for support to build resilience and establish a health online/offline balance then visit their website

at www.parents.ygam.org.

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Intercom Trust

Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ charity working across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West, providing:

  • Help and Support

  • Advocacy

  • Counselling

  • Training

  • Information

  • Support Groups

  • Online Directory

  • Community Surveys

  • Conferences

  • Consultancy

Visit their website for further information www.intercomtrust.org.uk  

Helpline number: 0800 612 3010

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