Helping young minds thrive

We all go through times when we feel worried, confused or down. Mental health problems are when difficulties get in the way of how we think and feel. This can mean we find it hard to cope with family life, relationships, school, work or the wider world.

NHS Mental Health Crisis Line

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Freephone 0800 073 0066
The Newham Mental Health Crisis Line is open 24 hours a day to support people living in Newham who experience a mental health crisis. The Helpline is free to call and available 24 hours a day including at weekends and Bank Holidays.
Callers will be given support and advice from mental health professionals.


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It’s safe and easy for you to speak to a qualified health professional. Just send a message, you don’t have to give your name.

Discreet and quick. It only takes one message to start making a difference. You’ll get confidential advice from trained health staff in your area.

Kooth Online Wellbeing Community

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Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online counselling service for young people aged 10-18 in Newham. You can reach qualified counsellors through mobile, tablet and computer just by joining KOOTH through the website call 020 3984 9337 or email

Lumi Nova NHS App to help children 7-12 years old with fears and worries

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Get instant access to a fun digital therapy app for 7-12 year olds to help tackle their fears and worries.

CAMHS Mental Health Support

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CAMHS is a multi-agency specialist mental health service for children and young people with complex, severe or persistent emotional, behavioral or developmental problems.

To get a referral, please ask your GP or teacher.


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Want to get started with making some positive changes in your life? Or perhaps you've already started and want to think about what to try next? We're here to listen and to help. So let's get started.

Childline information and advice

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Need information or advice? Call Childline at 0800 1111

Browse all support services

There are many services in Newham that can support young people with their mental health.

Children and Young People Suicide Prevention Practitioners' Resource

There are many services in Newham that can support young people with their mental health.

Be Body Positive - Develop a positive relationship with food and your body

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Be Body Positive is an NHS-backed digital tool providing access to resources for young people, caregivers and professionals on healthy eating, disordered eating and body image.

Be Body Positive team are currenlty looking for volunteers to take part in the evaluation of the usability of their new website called ‘Be Body Positive’.