If someone's at risk of harm, call 999 or visit your nearest Accident and Emergency department.

Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK to text with a trained Crisis Volunteer.

Where can I go / who can I talk to for support?

Buckinghamshire CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

Buckinghamshire CAMHS can help children and young people up to 18 who are finding it hard to cope with everyday life because of difficult feelings, behaviour or relationships.

Under 16

If you're under 16, you can speak to your GP, School Health Nurse or teacher who can get in touch. Any other professional who works with you like a social worker, counsellor or youth worker can also contact CAMHS to find out how they can help you.

16-17 year olds

You can refer yourself to CAMHS. You can call them from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday to speak to a trained member of the team who will ask you some questions and talk to you about how CAMHS can help. If you would prefer, you can ask your School Nurse or teacher to get in touch with them directly.


If you're 18 and over, Healthy Minds Bucks offers a range of free, tried and tested NHS psychological therapies. If you're registered with a Buckinghamshire GP, you can refer yourself directly to them online or over the phone.

Youth Concern provides person-centred counselling for young people in Aylesbury Vale between the ages of 13-25.

Youth Enquiry Service (YES) offers free counselling, information and support for young people based in High Wycombe aged 13-25 years.

Young Carers Bucks support children and young people aged 5-16 years old who care for a family member who have a physical or mental illness, disability, and drug or alcohol related misuse. Young Carers Bucks can provide emotional support and techniques to deal with life as a young carer.

Child Bereavement UK offers face-to-face support for children and young people up to the age of 25 who have been bereaved or are facing bereavement. 
Telephone: 0800 028 8840

Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community for young people aged between 11-18 years. You can access free, safe and anonymous support which includes helpful articles, discussion boards and live chat.

Health for Teens offers bite-sized information on a range of emotional health topics, including body image, managing stress, advice on relationships, puberty, sexuality, and much more.

Young Minds offers information to young people about improving their mental health and emotional wellbeing. You can text their YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support if you're experiencing a mental health crisis.
Text YM to 85258

The Mix provides free, confidential support for young people under 25.

Last reviewed: 28/03/2023