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Young People

For young people aged 11 and over

There is so much information available out there, but it’s not always easy to know where to find it.

It’s so important that you speak to someone if you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health. Parents, Carers, Teachers and Pastoral teams can all help. Young people are also able to independently access support from their GP and Practice Nurse.

Every school in Dudley has a named School Nurse who is there to offer you advice, help and support. If you don’t know who your School Nurse is, you can contact the School Nurse Main Office on 01384 408990 and ask them for their name and contact details.

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Young People aged 11-18, who live in Dudley or attend a school/college in Dudley, have access to KOOTH, an online service specifically designed to support young people’s mental wellbeing.

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Wysa is a mental health app that Black Country Health NHS Foundation Trust has commissioned to give you a safe, anonymous, and nonjudgmental space where you can talk about anything and everything that’s bothering you. You’ll get full access to all of Wysa’s self-help tool packs free for 12 months from when you download it.

To access Wysa Digital Premium, please click the web link from your smartphone. If you are asked to input a code, please use BCDU2023.
Please note – Wysa Premium cannot be accessed via a computer but smartphone only.

Downloading the Wysa app from the Google or App Play Store will not provide access to Wysa premium features.

Here in Dudley there is a service called Cranstoun Here4YOUth, specifically designed to support young people to be healthy, safe and happy. Visit their Social Media

The What? Centre is a Young Person’s Advice and Counselling Service with bases in Stourbridge (main base) and Dudley.

Dudley Talking Therapy Service supports individuals aged 16 or over (school leavers and adults) who are experiencing common mental health problems; such as anxiety, depression, low mood, panic or phobias. The service accepts self-referrals.

The links in the next section of the site are to websites specifically designed for young people, and will hopefully provide you with the information you want, in a language you understand.

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Exam Stress

It is normal to feel a bit worried about exams. Be kind to yourself and make sure that when you’re thinking about how to use your time before exams, you factor in time to look after yourself, you deserve it!

If you are worried that exam pressure is taking over your life, you are not alone, and there are things you can do. Let your trusted friends and family know if you are struggling and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

The young minds website has some helpful information to support you.

If You Are Feeling Lonely

Loneliness can affect us all, at any time in our lives. Everyone’s experiences of loneliness are different. You should not blame yourself for feeling lonely now or at any other time, and it’s also really important to remember that loneliness and difficult feelings can pass.

The NHS Every mind matters has some useful information and sources of support.

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Helping a friend

It can be difficult to know how to respond when someone opens up to you about their mental health. Childline, Anna Freud and Young Minds all have useful information and advice on what you can say and how you can support a friend, while looking after your own mental health too.