Local Help Services

Young Healthy Minds

Young Healthy Minds is a confidential service which is committed to improving and promoting the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people. Delivered through one-to-one counselling and therapeutic support or group support.

Metro Ashford

METRO is a leading equality & diversity charity, providing health, community & youth services across London & the South East & national & international projects.

METRO promotes health, wellbeing, equality & participation through youth services, mental health & wellbeing services, sexual & reproductive health & HIV services and community participation & involvement.

METRO works with anyone experiencing issues related to gender, sexuality, diversity or identity.


Salus recognises that all children and young people are different and, for any number of reasons, may need support to deal with the challenges they face to ensure they can achieve their potential. Through delivery of a huge range of innovative and evidence based services we are able to support the improvement of social skills, educational achievement, emotional health and well-being and long term outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Victim Support Young Witness Service (Kent)

Victim Support delivers services for children and young people, from the moment they become a victim of crime through to supporting all young witnesses who are required to give evidence in court.

Being a witness to a crime can be difficult for a young person.

We’re here to support you and to ensure you’re aware of your options throughout the process.

You & Co is Victim Support’s youth programme that helps young people cope with the impact and effects of crime.

HeadStart Kent

HeadStart Kent is a preventative programme for 10-16 year olds to help improve emotional resilience.

Young people in Kent define resilience as ‘The ability to be mentally strong enough to bounce back from problems in life.’

Xtrax Young People’s Drop-In Centre

Xtrax provides a truly holistic approach to helping young people overcome problems, address immediate issues affecting them and build stable, successful lives for the future. East Sussex.

Hastings & Rother i-Rock

i-Rock is a new service for 14-25 year olds at Rock House, Hastings. We are made up of lots of different services that support young people.

We are open 3 days a week as a drop-in, so you can just turn up when you’re free.

You can come and talk to workers from a range of different services that may be able to help you.

So, whether it’s issues with emotional wellbeing, mental health, education / employment or housing, pop in and see us!

East Sussex Targeted Youth Support (TYS) Service

If you’re aged 11-19 you can use this confidential service when: you need advice or support about lots of things: sexual and mental health, drugs and alcohol issues, family and relationships, training and education, money.

Young Addaction Kent

Providing confidential support and advice around substances, alcohol and mental health for young people aged 10-25 years.

We provide group and 1:1 interventions and structured support for parents and carers.

Young Addaction Kent also provides training for professionals.

Porchlight Adolescent Wellbeing Service (PAWS)

Porchlight Adolescent Wellbeing Service

Listen to me, Listen to you:

The programme consists of 8 weekly sessions, duration 1.5 hours. The programme focuses on helping families develop better ways of communicating with each other, ensuring each member of the family is enabled to be heard in a safe and supportive environment.

Stress Busters:

This course is for girls aged 13+. It is a six week programme focused on reducing anxieties, building self-esteem and is based on developing resilience through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles.

Its all about Me (and Other People):

(Social communication skills support)

This 6 week programme looks at developing and improving on the essential social/communication skills we need to get us through the day. The aim of the programme is for young people to feel more comfortable when engaging with their families/carers, peer group and the wider community.

Take 3 Parenting:

In-depth course for parents/carers of vulnerable young people up to 18 years whose challenging behaviour is causing problems for parents/carers and /or the community.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Our mission is to offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, and to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.