Support for children, young people and parents

Herefordshire Mind does not currently provide services for children and young people, but these organisations might be able to help you or your child to get the support you need.

Crisis support

The YoungMinds crisis messenger service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are a young person experiencing a mental health crisis and you need support, you can text YM to 85258.

They aim to connect every texter to a trained volunteer in less than 5 minutes to provide support in a crisis. They will listen to you and help you think through how you’re feeling, and will aim to help you take the next steps towards feeling better.

General mental health and wellbeing support

The Strong Young Minds project provides one-to-one support, intervention therapy, workshops and groupwork if you're aged between 10 and 24. You can call them on 01432 269245 or email

Help for parents

If you think your child is unhappy or if you are worried about their behaviour, YoungMinds run a Parents Helpline, which you can call on 0808 802 5544 and is open from 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. They also have a section of their website dedicated to advice for parents.

If you're a parent and you think you might need some support with your mental health, please get in touch with us on 01432 271643.


If you are a young person aged 16-25 and you're homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, you can contact the Supported Housing for Young People Project (SHYPP).

To get started with SHYPP, you can come into their duty service to talk to a worker and get housing and benefits advice. Duty and Crisis Drop in sessions are available on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30pm until 4:30pm at No Wrong Door, Blackfriars Street, Hereford, HR4 9HS.

Outside of these hours, please phone 0300 5610140 to speak to a member of the SHYPP team.

NHS services

NHS mental health services in Herefordshire are provided by 2gether Trust

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Herefordshire provides specialist mental health services for children and young people aged from birth to their 18th birthday and their families/carers. You need to be referred to CAMHS by a professional, such as your GP, school nurse, social worker or health visitor.

CAMHS can be contacted directly on 01432 842233.

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Herefordshire Mind
130-132 Widemarsh Street
Heffernan House

01432 271643

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