Resources for Young People

The Cotswold Youth Work was designed to create an internal hub and safe space for young people. We wanted to supply a number of resources for young people to use whether the face problems with mental health, sports or just travel. we have gathered links in these areas to help you. 


Mental Health:


Mental Health Support Services available for young people include:

·         Kooth – an anonymous online support platform which includes self-care resources and access to trained online counsellors, as well as an online support network, and is open to anyone aged 11-18 experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing, such as stress, low mood or anxiety. Visit:

·         TIC+ Chat – an anonymous phone or online counselling service for young people aged nine to 21. Call 0300 303 8080 or visit A parent support and advice line is also available online or by calling 0800 6525675.

·         CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services) - 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. See or speak to your GP or another professional about getting a referral.

·         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.

If you’re feeling very distressed, you can get help 24 hours a day by calling the Samaritans on 116 123 or texting Shout (for adults) or The Mix (for under 25s) on 85258.

The Gloucestershire Self-Harm Helpline is available for young people and adults who self-harm, and their friends, families and carers. It is a safe, non-judgmental helpline and can be used via web chat at  by calling 0808 816 0606 or texting 07537 410 022.







Steve Miles

Senior Youth Officer

Stroud District Council

Ebley Mill, Ebley Wharf
Stroud, Gloucestershire. GL5 4UB

T   01453 754504

M  07896 690140



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