Supporting Your Emotional Wellbeing

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At times it may feel like you have no one to talk to and share what is worrying you.

Locally and nationally there are some really good support services you can contact and there will be someone to listen to you and help you.

Talk 2 is a confidential therapeutic counselling service for children and young people that provides support for children's mental health and wellbeing, that is child directed, systems focused, strengths based and outcome informed.
Talk 2 Service | Barnardo's

The Isle of Wight Youth Trust offers you the opportunity to talk in confidence about any issues or problems you may be having, to help you try and find a way forward, through difficult times. Our service is completely  free for any young person aged 4-25 years on the Isle of Wight. If you are over the age of 13, you can see us without your parents consent. If you are under 13, we will require your parent/guardian's consent.
Young People - Isle of Wight Youth Trust

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Barnardo’s and the Isle of Wight Youth Trust have collaborated to deliver two Mental Health Support Teams in schools and colleges across the Island early 2022 with some schools starting in 2021.

The Mental Health Support Teams are an exciting addition to the mental health service on the island and will improve mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the community, working with their parents, carers and schools.

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Space 4 U is an out of hours support service for young people aged 11-17 on the Isle of Wight who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and who need access to emotional and practical support. The sessions, which are run by Hampshire based charity No Limits, take place weekly at two locations on the Isle of Wight.

Youth Workers are available:
Monday: 6-8pm at East Newport Family Centre, Furrlongs, Newport, PO30 2AX
Tuesday: 4:30-6:30pm at Sandown Family Centre, 98 The Fairway, Sandown, PO36 9EQ

To book an appointment for face-to-face support, please phone: 07741 665 182.
Find out more: Safe Havens

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Online Support

Kooth is a free online counselling and emotional well-being support service providing young people aged 11-25 years (up to 26th birthday) in Hampshire & Isle of Wight with a safe and secure means of accessing support with their emotional health and wellbeing needs from a professional team of qualified counsellors. You can register for kooth independently at
You can also view a short video about the service by following this link:  Kooth Video

You can also find support online through Mind.
We understand mental health and wellbeing. We're here if you need us for support and advice. We help everyone understand mental health problems, so no one has to feel alone. For Children and Young People

Shout (in partnership with Place2Be)

If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, our trained Shout Volunteers are here for you, day or night. If your life is at imminent risk, please call 999 for immediate help.

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text from wherever you are in the UK.
Text CONNECT to 85258


West & Central Hub
East Newport Family Centre
PO30 2AX

01983 529208

North East Wight Hub
Ryde Family Centre
George Street
PO33 2JF

01983 617617

South Wight Hub
Sandown Family Centre
The Fairway
PO36 9EQ

01983 408718


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