Two services were commissioned last year to support children and young people around their emotional, and mental health wellbeing. They are:
1. KOOTH - provides free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support including online chat with friendly professionally qualified counsellors; a wealth of articles and resources written and / or suggested by young people; and live moderated forums.
2. WOLVERHAMPTON BEAM - is run by The Children's Society. It provides children and young people up to the age of 18 (up to the age of 25 for care leavers or anyone with a disability), parents/ carers & professionals with advice, signposting and support with any concerns relating to mental and emotional wellbeing. Support includes advice and guidance around anxiety, anger, mood management and self-esteem, and therapeutic and wellbeing groups / workshops for young people and parents/carers.
Drop-in - children young people, parents / carers, and workers can just visit one of the Drop-Ins (no appointment necessary) which currently run from:
- The Way Youth Zone (School Street, WV3 ONR) on Mondays from 11:00am until 3:00pm
- Eastfield Community Centre (Colliery Road, Eastfield, WV1 2QY) on Wednesdays from 1:00pm until 5:00pm
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Local voluntary and community organisations also continue to provide a wide range of emotional wellbeing and mental health support through counselling and structured youth work approaches. These include Base 25, Believe To Achieve, Wolverhampton Relate, Aspiring Futures, The Haven, Compton Hospice.