You might want to try counselling if you are having difficulties at school, home or with friends. If you’re having a tough time with things like keeping up with schoolwork, making friends, being bullied or more general underlying feelings of anxiety then counselling might be for you. Counselling gives you a chance to talk to an independent professional person about these things and get help and advice to make you feel better.
Kooth is a free, safe anonymous online counselling and support service for children and young people aged 10 to 25. It’s open until 10pm every evening, 365 days a year. Young people can access Kooth’s counselling service, self help resources, peer to peer forums and interesting articles written by young people for young people. If you need to talk to someone confidentially about what’s bothering you, you can contact Kooth.
Noah’s Ark Centre offer a confidential safe space in which to explore issues and feelings with a person who neither judges nor offers advice. This is available to children and young people aged 5 to 21.
Rainbows is a structured programme for children aged 4-10 to help them talk through their feelings with other children who are experiencing loss such as death or divorce in their family. The Rainbows programme helps by providing a safe setting with adult facilitators and materials, journals, storybooks, games and creative activities to help lead them gently through the grieving process. Phone: 01422 300 457.
Time 2 Talk is delivered by Relate and is for children and young people aged 10 to 24 who might be experiencing problems at school, issues at home or generally not feeling like themselves. Time 2 Talk welcome self referrals Phone: 0300 100 1234.
Victim Support is an independent charity supporting people affected by crime or traumatic events to get the support they need and the respect they deserve. The support is free, confidential and tailored to individual needs.
West Yorkshire & Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service supports people after a suicide of someone you care about. Queries and questions can be answered on Phone: 0113 3055 800 .
Kirklees & Calderdale Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre offers support services for individuals who have been affected by sexual and domestic violence for both female and males over the age of 13 years. KCRASAC are here to listen, to believe you without judgement and can offer support and advice to victim-survivors, family members, friends and partners, as well as signposting and referring to other appropriate services.