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Offer up to 6 free counselling sessions to young people from 11 years old and over in Wokingham

No. 5

Free counselling for young people up to age 25 living in Reading

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Free counselling for young people and adults in Windsor, Maidenhead and Slough

Create Hope

Christian charity in Bracknell offering emotional support to children, young people and families


Counselling service in Camberley offering general counselling for adults over 18, couples and family therapy for groups of all ages. 

Time2Talk West Berkshire
Providing free confidential counselling services to young people in need, aged 11 to 25, in West Berkshire


Hub of Hope

Free online hub that can help you find support for your mental health local to you


Welcome to Youth Access | Youth Access Provide advice and counselling network and search for local support services for young people

Tellmi available to all 11-17-year-olds living and studying in Reading West Berkshire and Wokingham. Provides 365-day access to an age-banded, anonymous space where young people can discuss their feelings and seek support.

Andy Research Clinic - ( – based at the University of Reading, provides brief evidence-based treatments for children and young people with anxiety and depression.

Other counselling and mental health support services

Below are some links to information and resources about a variety of things young people come to us with, and the places where you can access urgent support.

National and Urgent Support

Young Minds – Free 24/7 crisis messenger – Text YM to 85258


Childline – One-to-one online chat with a counsellor, call 0800 1111 or visit the Childline website.


The Mix (for under 25s) – Free phone line open between 4 and 11pm – 08088084994,
24/7 crisis messenger – Text THEMIX to 85258


Papyrus (Suicidal thoughts) – Call 0800 068 4141, text 07860039967 or visit their website to see loads of resources and things to try.


Samaritans – 24/7 phone line (116 123) or email Jo.


CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably – Helpline open 5pm – midnight – 0800585858. Webchat available 5pm – midnight.


Shout – Free (on all major mobile networks), 24/7 crisis text service - Text SHOUT to 85258

NSPCC | The UK children's charity | NSPCC – child abuse reporting and advise helpline: 08088005000, or email


Kooth - a platform that offers anonymous and personalised mental health support for children and young people in the UK including chat and messenger and discussion boards.

If you want to learn more about your feelings, and find more information and resources please click on the buttons:

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