Looking after your mental health

Looking after your mental health is an important part of your wellbeing. When your mental health is not good it can affect the way you feel, your energy levels and even your physical health. Poor mental health can make you feel tired, irritable or angry, tearful or depressed. You may not be able to identify exactly why you are feeling the way you do, but organisations which offer support and advice, will be able to listen and help you work out the best way to get some support and start to improve things.

Local organisations that can help are:

  • Your doctor – arrange an appointment and let them know what you are worried about. They will be able to offer you advice, might refer you to someone else or may give you some medication to help.
  • CLD trust – offer free counselling to young people. You can contact them on 01432 269245.

Other support and advice:

  • Moodzone – online advice about anxiety, stress and depression.
  • Samaritans – The Samaritans are a 24 hour confidential, listening service providing emotional support to anyone in crisis. Calls to their crisis line do not appear on phone bills.
  • Young Minds – provide advice for children and teens suffering with mental health on where they can go for support. They also have specific projects including "no harm done" to reassure those affected by self-harm that things can and do get better. They provide resources for young people, parents and professionals.
  • NSPCC – have put together a self-harm webpage to provide information including why children self-harm, how to spot the signs and where to go to get help.

HOPELINEUK is a national confidential support service for any young people (under 35) at risk of suicide, or anyone worried about a young person at risk of suicide. The helpline is open 9am to midnight every day of the year (weekends and bank holidays included).
Call 0800 068 41 41, text 07860039967 or email pat@papyrus-uk.org

Contact the 16+ care leavers team

Your personal advisor will give you their phone number for you to contact them directly. If you need some urgent advice or support, please contact the 16+ duty worker using the details below.

Address: 33-35 Union Street, Hereford HR1 2BT
Office open 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Thursday or 8.45am to 4.45pm on a Friday

Telephone: 01432 261626

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