Information for Parents from Mindworks Surrey
Crisis line A reminder that our free Children and Young People’s Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day for young people 6 years old and over, parents and carers who are experiencing emotional and mental health crisis. The number to call is: 0800 915 4644.
Digital mental health platforms are a great tool for supporting children and young people with their mental health. We are partnered with Kooth, who provide free confidential support for young people and their mental health.
Young people can send a message to their team of practitioners or come and join the chat queue for a live text-based conversation with a practitioner.
Kooth also has a wide range of other features including articles, written by Kooth staff and by other service users, exploring different aspects of health, wellbeing, and day-to-day life. There are discussion boards around particular questions or concerns, and various online 4 spaces such as a journal, mini activities (designed to support mental wellbeing), and a goal setting area. These features can help children and young people to express how they are feeling and seek free support.
Kooth is available for young people aged 10-19 years. For more information about Kooth, please visit: https://www.kooth.com/
Neurodevelopmental helpline for parents and carers of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or autism
Mindworks Surrey has a dedicated helpline for parents and carers of children with suspected, or diagnosed, neurodevelopmental needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and or ADHD.
Our friendly advisers are there to talk carers and families through ways of calming down difficult situations, remind them of their coping strategies and to provide advice and signposting.
It is free to call and open from 5pm-11pm, 7 days a week. The number to call is : 0300 222 5755