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Mental Health for Children and Young People

Mental health support – for children and young people

We all need a bit of help sometimes. But it can be difficult to know how, or who, to ask. We look at some ways you can ask for the help you need.

If you need urgent help or out of hours help you can call the NELFT out of hours phoneline service: 0300 555 1201

If it’s not an emergency, you can contact The Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS) who provide advice and support to children, young people and families who are in need of support with their emotional wellbeing or mental health difficulties.


Chathealth school nurses

Even when school isn't open, you can contact local ChatHealth school nurses who can offer support and advice on a range of topics such as:

  • relationships
  • drugs
  • bullying
  • alcohol
  • healthy eating
  • mental health and more

You can contact them now: by email, on Twitter (DM), by phone (01702 534843) or by text message 07520649895.

We do not usually inform your parents, teachers, or anyone else if you contact the school nurse. We might inform someone if we were concerned about your safety, but we would normally speak to you first.

Messages are charged at your normal rate.


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 Last updated: 13 May 2020

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