Wellbeing support and advice for young people

Links to services offered in Suffolk

Wellbeing Suffolk – self-help information & resources supporting improved wellbeing. Self-referral link to their service.

Norfolk & Waveney Mental Health Advice and Support for 0 to 25’s

Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust – ‘First Response’ mental health helpline

The Source  – Information & advice for young people in Suffolk on a range of topics.

The Mix offers a free, confidential support service. They have a helpline, live chat, telephone counselling service and crisis text line for anyone under 25 years old wanting support on a range of topics from mental health to money.

ChatHealth–  young people 11-19 can text a school nurse on 07507 333356(for advice on a range of issues including; sexual health, drugs, self-harm, bullying)

4YP– local charity organisation supporting young people 12-25 with social, emotional and physical health and wellbeing in Suffolk (drop-ins and counselling)

Kooth– online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service for young people in Suffolk aged 11 to 18

PASTEL  – a Saxmundham social enterprise set up by carers for young adults with autism and/or learning disabilities and/or mental health issues.

Suffolk MIND– ‘for better mental health’

Links to National services

MoodWise– digital tools and resources to support young people’s emotional wellbeing

Young Minds – young people in crisis can text:  YM to 85258

Stem4 –  Stemming teenage mental health issues including eating disorders and self-harm.

Hey Sigmund – Written predominately by a psychologist, with helpful articles about parenting, teenagers, and supporting mental health.

CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably  – Advice, information and interaction for young men at risk of suicide.

Five Finger Breathing (a simple guided breathing exercise) – short video from Pooky Knightsmith mental health


Apps for helping Young People with their mental health and wellbeing  (links to recommendations from the Suffolk’s Children and young people’s Action & Transformation Network (CAT).

Helpful Apps recommended by the NHS

Childline ‘For Me’ App – Childline tools in one place