Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Children & Young People Mental Health Support



It’s exam results time again, and we want to say a massive “Well done!” to all young people across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough who have taken exams this year, whatever the result.


This year we have produced a dedicated page on our local mental health information website The page is packed full of advice, support and information for anyone looking for help, and for those struggling with difficult emotions.


You may not have received the exam results you hoped for but remember you should be proud of how hard you’ve worked whatever the result.  Journeys in life frequently change course and things don't always go to plan, but try to remember today is just the beginning of an exciting journey, whatever the route.


Support available:


  • Keep Your Head website provides information on mental health and wellbeing support and local services available for young people and adults across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.


  • SHOUT text line - 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis. Get free, confidential mental health support anytime, anywhere. Text 'HEAR' to 85258.


  • Qwell and Kooth - Free online wellbeing platform offering text-based counselling, moderated discussion forums and self-help. – for ages 11-18 – for ages 18+


  • CHAT HEALTH TEXT LINE - 07480 635 443

(open Monday - Friday  9.30-4pm) - Run by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Healthy Child Programme and is a secure and confidential text messaging service for young people aged 11-19 across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who are struggling with a range of health issues.



Helpline: 0800 100 900

They also offer a free call back service via the website.

Help us improve our local mental health services and support website

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’s flagship mental health information and support website ( has been providing reliable mental health support since 2016. The website needs bringing up-to-date to ensure it is user friendly and provides the latest information on local services and support available. To do this we need your help!

To help shape this website refresh project, we're asking local people to fill out a short survey to help gather feedback on the current site and how they currently find out about local information and support available. The survey will run until Sunday 17th September.  

Here is a link to survey:

Here is the QR Code:  survey QR

Your feedback will inform the refresh of the website to ensure we develop an improved all-age, single point of access mental health website, with advice and information about mental health services and support in the region and highlight recent updates, changes and useful activities.  For more information about the refresh project please visit the dedicated page on the ICS website here:

If you would prefer to share your views over the phone instead, please contact to arrange a time and date to take part.

are running online talks in March 2022 on exam stress. If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed about upcoming exams, then come along to Part 1 ‘Understanding exam stress’ on 24th March, and Part 2 ‘Managing exam stress’ on 29th March.

You can find out more information and sign-up on their events page here-

News on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service

From 1 July 2021, CHUMS are no longer delivering the Emotional Wellbeing Service in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. A new service called Younited is now providing support for children and young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health. Younited is provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) under a partnership agreement with Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, Centre 33, and Ormiston Families.

We would like to reassure those already referred to CHUMS that the new service will continue to support you with your mental wellbeing, and this change will not affect the level of support offered to you.  Children and young people will be contacted by the new service in due course.

Professionals can now make a new referrals to the Younited service. Please go via this website for more information.

Centre 33 have also put together this resource about why and how we experience panic and look at ways we can face and cope with this when it happens - it includes handy in the moment tips and there's the option for you to think about putting down a plan that may help you. Plus suggestions for further support. Please view and download it here: 

managing panic resource by Centre 33

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