It is normal to feel upset and anxious when things are uncertain. The following websites and services are dedicated to support you as a young person.

ChatHealth

If you’re 11-19 years old you can text your school nurse on 07480 635424 for confidential advice and support. They can help students with all kinds of things like relationships, bullying, mental health, drugs and alcohol, healthy eating, self harm, smoking.

Find out more on the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust website.

Esteem

Esteem is a Sussex based charity offering young adults aged 14-26 opportunities to develop confidence, build life-skills and improve wellbeing by providing relevant volunteering experience. If you want to gain new skills and experiences, be involved in exciting projects and community events and expand your future job options then email Esteem or call 07490 447333.

For more information, visit the Esteem website.

Young Minds

Young Minds offers FREE advice to parents and young people up to the age of 25, including signposting to further support, even posting or emailing useful literature.

If you are a parent needing help, contact the Parent Helpline on 0808 802 5544.

Find It Out Centres

If you are aged 13-25 and live is west Sussex, you can drop in to a Find It Out centre to get advice and information. If you want to talk to someone in confidence you just need to make an appointment. If you have an issue that they can’t help you with, they will try to put you in touch with somebody who can.

For more information, visit the Your Space pages on the West Sussex County Council website or see the local resources at the Young People’s Centre.

Childline

Childline is free to contact on 0800 1111. Childline counsellors are available to take calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from children and young people under 19.

Online support – e-wellbeing

e-wellbeing is a digital wellbeing service for young people.