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Mental Health - Further Supports

Within Cambridgeshire there are lots of charities providing mental health support and advice. Please see below information on a number of these.


Nessie - Nessie is funded by Cambridgeshire & Peterborough County Council to support families of children and young people with emotional and mental health needs. 


The aim of this work is to help parents/carers in developing a positive and more confident approach to supporting their young person, whilst offering a chance to gain peer support, useful strategies and practical tools. 

Areas of support include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and Loss (including divorce and separation)
  • Bullying
  • Eating Disorders (in collaboration with PEDS)
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Questioning
  • School Avoidance
  • Self Harm
  • Managing Meltdowns


Parents can self refer via the website.


Cambridgeshire Nessie Website


HEAR - Text 85258


When texting the word HEAR to 85258, the person will be connected to a trained volunteer who will offer them calm in a time or place of crisis. During the confidential and anonymous conversation, the texter will be supported while working on a plan of action and signposted to local and national mental health services.  Texting HEAR to 85258 is free, discreet and runs 24/7. It won’t appear on a mobile bill and requires no app, data, password, or registration.


Keep Your Head


Keep Your Head brings together reliable information on mental health and wellbeing for children, young people, adults, professionals, and schools across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.


Keep Your Head Website