Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Children & Young People Mental Health Support



Helping Cambridgeshire parents who have children with additional needs and disabilities. Pinpoint Cambridgeshire is run for parents – by parents.

We give help and information to parent carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with additional needs and disabilities, and give parent carers opportunities to have a say and get involved in improving local services  - Huntingdon area

For details of their latest courses, see their calendar HERE.

Family Voice Peterborough are a local registered charity who are actively seeking to improve services in all areas of the lives of children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. We are here for Parents and Carers of children and young people aged 0—25 years with a disability or additional needs. We aim to work together with professionals and parents so that the services for our children and young people meet their needs and by putting parent carers and their children at the centre and helping them to be heard.

The Cambridge Branch of the National Autistic Society provides support to individuals of all ages with autism, and their families and carers, and campaigns for better local services for those living with autism in Cambridgeshire

To email the Cambridge branch please see their contact page or call 07920 150407.

Please see here for remote local events as some of their regular activities are still suspended in order to keep everyone safe during the coronavirus pandemic.


Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind  are passionate about positive wellbeing and provide support to local people who may experience mental health challenges. Each year we support thousands of local people with their mental health. From crisis support and counselling to informal opportunities to connect with others, take a look at how we help. 

Ormiston Families

Ormiston Families take early and preventative action to support families across the East of England to be safe, healthy and resilient: all our services help people to build stronger networks, learn from experience and feel in control of their own wellbeing

If you would like to know more about Ormiston Families, how you can get involved in supporting children, young people and families to see a brighter future, or if you have an enquiry, please email: or call 01473 72451

Dhiverse are based in Cambridge providing free advice, information, and support on any general sexual health issue.

Click here for the information they have produced about general sexual health. 

They offer a range of services such as counselling for anyone, including young people age 11 and above, where issues around e.g. sexual health, HIV, sexuality, sexual identity, sexual relationships, sexual trauma, inappropriate or risky behaviours is affecting their mental health and wellbeing. Click here for more details about their counselling and emotional support service.  

Dhiverse offer a range of non-mainstream relationships and sex education (RSE) programmes that can be delivered in a non-educational setting, ‘SLIP’ is one of these programmes.  SLIP stands for ‘Sex, the Law, and the Internet & Pornography' SLIP and is an alternative and age appropriate relationships and sex education programme. Please click here to read the SLIP information booklet for Parents and Guardians.

Little Miracles is a charity that supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life limiting conditions. Our activities and Family Support Workers provide a lifeline to the families and their children with the varied support that we are able to offer.  We support the whole family including parents, carers, the child with additional needs as well as the siblings and any family can receive support even before they receive the formal diagnosis.

Little Miracles has 10 branches located around the East of England - please click here for locations and information.

        and are commissioned to provide an online wellbeing platform which along with text based counselling also includes helpful articles, forums, activity centre, daily journal and messaging. We provide British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited services and Kooth is available to young people aged 11-18 and Qwell is available from 18+ in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 

The service provides a free and non-judgemental place for people to connect with others and they have instant access to self-help materials and moderated discussion forums. People can also contribute written pieces of work reflecting their own experiences, as well as accessing drop-in or booked sessions with professional counsellors, available 365 days a year, 12pm -10pm on weekdays and 6pm-10pm on weekends. Further information about Qwell can be found here and information about Kooth can be found here.  More information is available by watching these videos: Qwell  Kooth
Self harm support
Supporting families of children who self-harm

Nessie is commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council to provide free support to families of children and young people who self-harm. Nessie offer:
· Parent workshops across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in schools, community settings and online;
· Targeted 1-1 parent support;
· Telephone and online parent support.

Nessie is a not-for-profit organisation providing easy access to arts therapies, counselling, support, training and supervision so that children, young people and their families can thrive. We provide support through partnering with local schools, county councils and community organisations. Parents can also reach out to us directly. We are proud to offer qualified, regulated, child centered, flexible support. Our Mental Health Leads training is quality assured by the DfE. 

For more information, please contact us: 

NEXT online Peer Support Group for Parents/Carers of Children with Self-Harming Behaviours and Complex Needs - 8 Week Course:
For other sessions, please see poster details below.

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