Young people's mental health and wellbeing
Crisis Resolution Team - Barnet
If you require crisis mental health intervention and support please contact the BEHMHT (Barnet, Enfield and Haringey (BEH) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)). Crisis Resolution Team is available 24/7 for people of all ages - children, young people and adults. The lines which are free to call can provide advice to those in a crisis. These crisis lines are supported by trained mental health advisors 365 days a year. Call: 0800 151 0023
Barnet Integrated Clinical Services
If you're experiencing difficulties with your mental health, struggling with your emotions and social situations then call Barnet Integrated Clinical Services (BICS) for a private chat.
• emailing BICS@barnet.gov.uk for general enquiries
• calling our support line on 020 8359 3130, available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
Note that BICS is not an emergency service.
Kooth.com offers free, safe and anonymous online mental wellbeing community including live chat with the team, discussion boards, magazine with helpful articles and a daily journal a magazine. It also provides counselling support for young people aged 11 to 25 years.
Papyrus HopelineUK A confidential support and advice service for Children and Young People under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide and anyone concerned that for a young person who might be thinking about suicide
Its helpline service - HOPELINEUK is available:
Call: 0800 068 4141 or Text: 07860 039967 (opening hours 9am to midnight –365 days a year)
Samaritans is a safe place for you to talk at any time, in your own way, about whatever is getting to you. You don't have to be suicidal.
Call: 116 123 for free
Crisis Text Line UK
Shout an affiliate of Crisis Text Line® in the UK that provides free, confidential support, 24/7 via text. It’s the first free 24/7 texting service in the UK for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.
Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK to text with a trained Crisis Volunteer.
If you're under 19 you can confidentially call, chat online or email about any problem big or small.
Sign up for a free Childline locker (real name or email address not needed) to use their free 1-2-1 counsellor chat and email support service. Can provide a BSL interpreter if you are deaf or hearing-impaired. Hosts online message boards where you can share your experiences, have fun and get support from other young people in similar situations.
Beat provide support to help young people who may be struggling with an eating problem or an eating disorder.
Call the Youth line (under 18’s) on 0808 801 0711 or the Student line on 0808 801 0811 (9am to 8pm during the week and 4pm to 8pm on weekends and bank holidays).
If you're experiencing abuse in a relationship and don't know who to turn to, Youth Realities can help.
Call: 07551 022 824 (11am - 7pm Mon - Fri)
YoungMinds Textline Text free to YM to 85258
YoungMinds provides free 24/7 text support for young people across UK experiencing mental health crisis. Text can be anonymous. Also provides useful videos, information and signposts to relevant support organisations.
The Mix offers support to anyone under 25 about anything that’s troubling them.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
CALM provides support to anyone in the UK who is feeling down and needs to talk or find information.
Call 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to midnight, 365 days a year).
Good Thinking is London's digital wellbeing service and provides a range of resources for young people to improve mental wellbeing including free NHS-approved apps.
Reading Well is for young people aged 13 to 18 years old and recommends expert endorsed books about mental health, with advice and information about issues like anxiety, stress and OCD, and difficult experiences like bullying and exams.
Youth mental first aid
The Barnet Public Health Resilient Schools Programme is offering free youth mental first aid training to all Barnet primary and secondary schools to address the importance of early intervention in mental wellbeing.