Child Health

cool2talk

A safe space for children aged 12+ years to have their questions answered accurately, and can access online counselling.

Website: www.cool2talk.org

Helpful Apps for Children and Young People with Anxiety

Headspace – Mindfulness and Meditation. There is a kids section.

Calm – Mindfulness and Meditation. There are different age-specific sessions.

CalmHarm – An app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. Private and password protected.

Safespot – A helpful app (and website) designed to help young people cope and manage stressful situations. Personalised coping plan.

HappiMe – HappiMe is a free app that helps to raise self-esteem, self-confidence and happiness levels in children and young people by teaching them about the power of thinking positively and how to choose a more helpful way of thinking.

Bullying Advice

Our vision
Families should have access to active support and understanding.

Our mission
We build better family lives together.

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Children and Families Health Surrey Advice Line

Available from 08:00-17:00, Monday-Friday excluding Bank Holidays, for families with children from 0-19 living in Surrey.

This telephone number provides contact with professionals from our health visiting team who can offer advice on all aspects of child health, development and parenting.

Telephone: 01883 340 922

Woking Safe Haven

Safe Havens provide out of hours help and support to people and their carers who are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress.

Website: www.sabp.nhs.uk

moodgym

moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Website: www.moodgym.com.au

Kooth

Online counselling and support for children and young people.

Website: www.kooth.com

Mood Cafe

A website with helpful relaxation exercises for children with anxiety.

Website: www.moodcafe.co.uk

Change4Life

Change4Life aims to help your family be healthier and happier. Find out more about what’s really in the food your family eats.

Website: NHS: Make a change today

Rise Above

Online resource for young people covering a range of topics including relationships, health, mental and wellbeing.

Website: www.riseabove.org.uk

CYP Haven

This is a safe space where children and young people can talk about mental health in a confidential, supportive and friendly environment. Available in four locations around Surrey (Guidlford, Redhill, Epsom and Staines); they run workshops and you can drop-in without an appointment, and without a referral.

Website: www.cyphaven.net

Helpful Books for Children and Young People with Anxiety

For Kids

What To Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Heubner – an interactive self-help book designed to guide 6-12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety.

The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside – For ages 2-8 years, but could be useful at any age.

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly Age 5-9 – A cognitive-behavioural therapy workbook on anxiety management.

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin by Kate Collins-Donnelly 10+ years – A cognitive-behavioural therapy workbook on anxiety management.

Oscar Meets His Chimp by Jo Richings

For Parents

Helping Your Anxious Child 2nd edition by Ronald Rapee and others.

Overcoming Your Child’s Fears and Worries. A self-help guide using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Cathy Creswell and Lucy Willetts.

Children and Young People Havens

Children and young people CYP (Children and Young People’s) Havens offer a safe place for 10-18 year olds to talk about their worries and mental health in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment.

Website: www.cyphaven.net

Children's Health Surrey

Children and Family Health Surrey is the Surrey-wide NHS community health service for children and young people from birth up to 19 years of age and their parents and carers.

Website: www.childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk

Royal College of Psychiatrists

This information describes the different types of anxiety you might feel as a young person and how it is treated.

Website: www.rcpsych.ac.uk

stem4

A charity that promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them through education, resilience strategies and early intervention. Provided digitally through education programmes, apps, website and mental health conferences

Website: www.stem4.org.uk

Get Connected

Free, confidential helpline for young people. Volunteers available 24/7 to offer support on a range of issues eg self-harm, bullying, drugs etc.

Website: www.getconnected.org.uk

0-19 Advice Line

The 0-19 Advice Line is open 08:00 – 17:00 on weekdays, excluding bank holidays.

Telephone: 01883 340922

Children and Family Health Surrey

Children and Family Health Surrey is the Surrey-wide NHS community health service for children and young people from birth up to 19 years of age (up to 25 for young adults with additional needs) and their parents and carers.

Website: www.childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Website: NHS: Vaccination and immunisation schedule