Your counsellor will listen to you without making judgements and will help you to explore your personal thoughts, feelings and experiences.
You will not be pressured to talk about anything you do not want to. Many people are nervous at first in what is a new and different experience, but these feelings are quite natural. It can be hard to take that first step, but whatever your problem, however big or small, you will be made welcome here at Youthline and listened to with respect.
Genuinely life changing and freeing coming to Youthline. It has helped me to sort through a lot of deep issues. I feel like a completely different person.
Helpful links for information:
Help for family and friends of problem drinkers
Victims First support for victims or witnesses of crime
Mental wellbeing children and young people – East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Talking To Children About Terrorism And War
Parent leaflet for frightening events
Save the Children How to talk about Ukraine with children
Talking Therapies – Stress Less Videos
We are delighted to let you know that NHS Berkshire West and East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have relaunched the mental health booklet – the Little Blue Book of Sunshine – download for free from Apple and Google.
The book offers lots of practical and useful advice and aims to help children and young people by sharing lots of tips on how to deal with many problems, such as anxiety, stress, body image, relationships and anger. It also includes information about where to get help when they need it.
This year more than ever, anyone can sometimes feel down, worried or anxious because of a variety of situations like lockdown, school, family or friends. The #littlebluebookofsunshine explains some of the things teenagers can do right now to feel better, and who to turn to if things feel too much.