If you need to speak to someone now…you can call Childline any time 0800 1111 or Papyrus 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays: 2pm-10pm) or get a GP appointment. Surrey children’s and adolescent mental health service also offers out of hours support and assessment through the Extended Hope Service, which operates between the hours of 5-11pm, 7 days a week and can be accessed on 01483 517898.
If you need to contact someone now…Kooth are an online resource you can access 365 days a year - Monday to Friday from 12pm–10pm and Saturday and Sunday from 6pm until 10pm. You can also join live discussion forums on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30-9pm https://www.kooth.com/
If you need to see someone ….You can visit the Children’s and Young Person’s Haven in Redhill – this is now open Wednesdays 4 – 8.30pm, Fridays 4 – 8.30pm, Sundays 12 – 6pm. There are other CYP Havens across Surrey, at least one is open every day of the week and you don’t need to book, just drop in. The Redhill address is: The Annex, The Redhill Centre, 132-138 Station Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1ET.
If you can speak to someone in the next week….Your GP, School Counsellor, professionals at children’s centres and youth centres will be able to support you and can provide a referral into the children’s mental health services to help you to access the support you need.
Parents and care-givers can also speak to someone at the child’s school, one of the youth centres or children’s centres, your GP or drop into a CYP Haven.