Youth in Mind

Youth in Mind

  1. Youth in Mind launched on the 17th April 2023

Delivered at Warrington Youth Zone, Youth In Mind is a free and discrete drop-in service for young people aged 7-19 (up to 25 with additional needs) who are experiencing problems relating to their emotional wellbeing.   

The service will be delivered 7 days a week, alongside our Universal programme

Opening Hours
Monday – Friday – 3.30pm – 7.30pm
Saturday and Sunday – 3:30pm – 7:30pm

No appointment or referral is necessary. Young people do not have to be members to attend this.

An initial 15-minute session will focus on an Assessment of Need, followed by the co-design with the young person of a bespoke Support Plan, which will draw on a range of projects and support services within the Youth Zone and external agencies. 

The service is commissioned by Cheshire & Merseyside NHS as part of ‘Warrington Place’ Starting Well plans to support ‘Children and Young Peoples Emotional and Mental Health & Wellbeing’. The project delivery is a partnership between Warrington Youth Zone and Merseycare ‘Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services’ (CAMHS).

Mental Health Crisis Helplines

If you’re in crisis and need to talk right now, there are many helplines staffed by trained people ready to listen. They won’t judge you, and could help you make sense of what you’re feeling.

  • Mental Health Crisis Line. The local Mental Health Crisis Line is: available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people experiencing a mental health crisis, who need urgent support for people who live in Warrington, Halton, Knowsley or St Helens for people of all ages, including children and young people free to call 0800 051 1508
  • Samaritans. To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email or visit some branches in person. You can also call the Samaritans Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).
  • SANEline. If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 0300 304 7000(4.30pm–10.30pm every day).
  • National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK. Offers a supportive listening service to anyone with thoughts of suicide. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK on 0800 689 5652 (6pm–3:30am every day).
  • Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). You can call the CALMon 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) if you are struggling and need to talk. Or if you prefer not to speak on the phone, you could try the CALM webchat service.
  • ShoutIf you would prefer not to talk but want some mental health support, you could text SHOUT to 85258. Shout offers a confidential 24/7 text service providing support if you are in crisis and need immediate help.
  • The Mix. If you’re under 25, you can call The Mix on 0808 808 4994(3pm–midnight every day), request support by email using this form on The Mix website or use their crisis text messenger service.
  • Papyrus HOPELINEUK. If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141(weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm), email or text 07786 209 697.
  • Nightline. If you’re a student, you can look on the Nightline websiteto see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too.
  • Switchboard. If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.
  • C.A.L.L. If you live in Wales, you can call the Community Advice and Listening Line (C.A.L.L.) on 0800 132 737 (open 24/7) or you can text ‘help’ followed by a question to 81066.

About WYZ

Warrington Youth Zone believes in ‘Inspiring young people to achieve’. We exist to support young people’s development, offering opportunities to gain, increase and develop skills, knowledge, self awareness and confidence, and enabling them to make positive and healthy life choices through our wide range of programmes aimed at different age groups.