Mental wellbeing support for children and young people in BwD over the Summer Holidays

Kooth : Online Counselling Service:
Ages: 10-25 years old

Kooth online counselling service available Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm, Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm

Contact: Virtual sessions available for children and young people and professionals available to book, contact:

Brook: Blackburn Young Counselling Service:
Ages: 13-25 years old

Brook Young Counselling Service offers one to one counselling for ages 13 – 25years. The service is currently using telephone and skype methods of contact.

Contact: 07824 164271

Schools Mental Health Support Team: 
Ages: 10–16 years old.

The Mental Health Support Team provide individual and group therapy for secondary aged children and young people who experience mild/moderate anxiety and low mood.  The MHST is based within all of the Secondary schools in Blackburn with Darwen.  Referrals can be made either through your school, the School Nursing Team or through consultation with the Primary Mental Health Team linked to GP surgeries.

Contact: 01282 803397

Lancashire Mind : Wellbeing coaching: 
Ages: 10-18 years old

Wellbeing coaching, Mable can help young people feel healthier and happier by identifying their lifestyle goals and the barriers that are preventing them from being reached. 

Website :

Blackburn with Darwen School nursing service:
Ages: 4-19 years old

Between 9-5pm if you wish to speak to our school nurses about any worries you may have about your own wellbeing. The team are also offering virtual drop in sessions over the summer holidays, every Wednesday between 11.30am and 1.30pm, the link to join is:  

Contact: Call our School Health Team number 01254 585000, press option 2. 

National online support:
Young Minds:

If you’re a young person experiencing a mental health crisis, you can text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support across the UK. 

      • If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
      • All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors
      • Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

Papyrus Hopeline:

Advisers work with you to understand why thoughts of suicide might be present. They also provide you with a safe space to talk through anything happening in your life that could be impacting on your or anyone else’s ability to stay safe: 

Call: 0800 068 4141 Text: 07860039967  Email:


For instant support, please contact Childline for free on 0800 1111. You can talk to them about anything; no problem is too big or too small. To get in touch with them online, visit their contact page at:


You can call The Samaritans anytime, day or night, on 116 123. They also have a variety of contact methods that can be found here:

Big White Wall:

16 plus – Anyone over 16 can access this online peer support forum 24 hours day.

Healthy Young Minds Lancashire:

Lancashire and South Cumbria CAMHS Redesign website for children, young people, parents and carers to access education, advice and support on mental health issues.

We are Blackburn Youth Zone, a state of the art youth club facility located at the heart of Blackburn. Blackburn Youth Zone is a 21st century youth hub for young people aged 5 to 25 years old, aiming to irrevocably change the prospects offered to young people in the area.

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