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Worcestershire Virtual Family Hub

Health including emotional health and wellbeing

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Website: Health Visitors

Website: School health nursing

Website: Text service supporting young people 
Chat Health, a free and confidential text service which puts 11–19-year-olds in touch with their local school health nurses

Website: Social Prescribers from Onside
Support individuals to take control of their health and look after themselves by making connections with different types of community support.

Groups and activities for young people

Health and wellbeing

Mental health and emotional wellbeing

Techniques to improve mental health

ActOnIt is delivered by ONSIDE and Action for Children in partnership with Public Health England. We have workshops available for parents with children aged 11 to 19 with techniques to improve mental health. This includes CBT (cognitive behavioural training) techniques to boost mood for the whole family. Learn tools and techniques to help manage anxiety and low mood with your teens. Live Q&A with a mental health practitioner. Please see below for dates available.

Monday 28 November 2022 – Techniques to Improve Mental Health - Parent Workshop Tickets | Eventbrite

Tuesday 3 January 2023 – Techniques to Improve Mental Health - Parent Workshop Tickets | Eventbrite

Wednesday 1 February 2023 – Techniques to Improve Mental Health - Parent Workshop Tickets | Eventbrite

Thursday 2 March 2023 – Techniques to Improve Mental Health - Parent Workshop Tickets | Eventbrite

The Child Mind Institute’s Family Resource Centre offers hundreds of articles to help families support children who are struggling with mental health, behaviour or learning challenges. Now we’re excited to announce that this same essential information is coming to YouTube, delivered by our expert clinicians straight to your TV, laptop or mobile device.

You can find the first videos on the channel now and we’ll be posting new videos weekly on topics from behaviour and anxiety to screen time and parenting challenges. Visit our Child Mind Institute YouTube

If you happen to miss viewing any of the videos on YouTube, you can find them (and all future videos) on the Child Mind Institute Video Resources

Guidance: Children’s and young people’s wellbeing
Childhood has a profound effect on our adult lives. Many mental health conditions in adulthood show their first signs in childhood and, if left untreated, can develop into conditions which need regular care. 

Website: Kooth ‘your online mental wellbeing community
Kooth is staffed by fully trained and qualified counsellors and is available until 10pm each night, 365 day per year. It is free, safe and provides a non-stigmatising way for young people to receive counselling, advice and support online.

Website: Reach 4 Wellbeing
The Reach 4 Wellbeing team aims to promote positive wellbeing, reaching children and young people in their communities to reduce the stigma of mental health. They provide short-term group programmes for children and young people aged 5-18 experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and low mood, using cognitive behaviour therapy-based principles. Reach 4 Wellbeing is a self-referral service.

Website: Healthy Minds 
Free confidential support, including online therapy, groups, and courses, 1.1 support and resources appropriate your individual needs.

Consultation, Advice, Supervision and Training for professionals working directly with children and young people experiencing or at risk of mental health difficulties.

Website: PAPYRUS
Suicide prevention support, offering free and confidential helplines, advice, webchats, and resources 

Website: Welcome to Simply Limitless (
Simply Limitless provides Mental Wellbeing services for all in the Wyre Forest area (Kidderminster, Stourport-on-Severn, Bewdley plus several civil parishes and their districts). They help people to improve their mental health and support those who are the most vulnerable in the community.


Bullying advice and guidance

Sexual health

Website: The Branch Project

The Branch Project works with children and young people who have experienced child sexual exploitation (CSE), or are worried about it, throughout Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire. As part of WMRSASC (West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre) we are able to offer families additional services such as the family independent sexual violence advocacy service which can provide support to parents whilst the Branch project supports the child. Please click on the following documents for more information.

Branch referrals (PDF)

Branch Technology Assisted Child Sexual Exploitation (TA-CSE) (PDF)

Website: Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health Service (WISH)
WISH provides free and confidential advice, information and support around relationships and sexual health.  This is a confidential, non - judgemental service. WISH provides contraception including LARC and free condoms.  WISH provide testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.


Guidance: Bereavement support
The death of a loved one or close friend is one of the most difficult times in each of our lives. Whether this is expected, following a long-term illness, or sudden and unexpected, the grieving process is deeply personal.

Website: Winston’s Wish
Bereavement support for children and young people following the death of a sibling, parent or a person important to a child.