Children and Young People

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Services there to help if you are having any physical or emotional problems

The coronavirus and the government lockdown have had an impact on all our lives. Being away from school and not seeing your wider family and friends can be really difficult. Even though technology is helping us stay in touch, it won’t always make up for hugging your family members or hanging out with your friends face to face.

If you are struggling or finding things a bit tough there are lots of services out there to help. Some offer help over the phone, so you can speak to someone in confidence about anything that is on your mind. They are trained to help and will not judge. There are other types of services available too, like a text messaging service and an app.

They are all free, entirely confidential and ready to help.

Keep Your Head

The best place to keep up to date with information on local services is through the ‘Keep Your Head’ website. This is updated regularly, and is a good place to go to see what help is available locally.

Chat Health

A text messaging service in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that provides support for young people aged 11-19 around a variety of topics such as: emotional health, relationships, self-harm, bullying, alcohol/drug use, healthy eating.

Text  07480 635 443 

Texts are usually replied to within one working day and cost the same as a standard text or will come out of your contract message allowance.


Available for any young person aged 11-18 years old with a Cambridgeshire or Peterborough postcode. Kooth offer online support from counsellors, access to a number of moderated forums, and a range of self-help materials.


Chums –

A phone service is available to offer support and guidance to children and young people, parents/carers and professionals.

Centre 33

Centre 33

Available for anyone 18 and under, Centre 33 operate a range of services from free counselling and support to information on sexual health, housing and budgeting.

The 5 centres are currently closed due to the lockdown, but the service is still running and continues to offer support, via any of the means below:

Tel: 0333 4141809
Text/whatsapp: 07514 783745


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