Look after your mental health.

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You can contact one of our teams on the numbers / email below.

OUTSIDE IN – Counselling Service –

Text: Outside Counselling Mobile 07800 689039
Email: outside_in@wrexham.gov.uk

Inspire support young people aged 11-18 living in Wrexham or Flintshire. Inspire support young people in hospital and in the community who engage in self-harming behaviours. Inspire aim to build self-esteem, and increase problem solving and assistance seeking skills. Any health professional can refer you to inspire for one to one support including CAMHS, School nurses and G.P’s. Inspire can offer around 8 informal sessions to work with you to complete goals that you feel would help to improve your wellbeing. Sessions can take place wherever you feel comfortable – at home, in school or in the community. The work inspire can complete is very varied as it is led by you but it can include working on coping strategies, confidence & self-esteem, sleep and managing emotions. Inspire can also support you to get involved in a new interest or hobby, support with education, employment or voluntary work, signposting to specialist services or diversionary activities. You may also see inspire in schools delivering education sessions on topics around emotional health and wellbeing.

While the office remains closed you can contact a member of Inspire on the numbers below
Contact: 01978 726002 / Charlie 07800 688904 / Sara 07803 022159

Please find below lots of links to mental health support.

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

Getting Help Posters


Young Minds – Depression Leaflet


Young Minds – Young Minds Matter Leaflet


Young Minds – CAMHS


Young Minds – Coping with Pressure at School


Young Minds – Corona Virus and Mental Health



Are you a young person in crisis?

Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. 

If you need urgent help, text YM to 85258.

All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.

Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.


SANE is a leading UK mental health charity, who work to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness



The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.


PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

Mental wellbeing audio guides [nhs.uk sites are for England but have useful info]


Mental health issues if you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans


Young person’s mental health toolkit for 11 to 25-year-olds


Meic Cymru is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales.


Children and Young People’s Counselling


Beat act as a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected by eating disorders, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.


Anxiety UK is a user-led organisation that supports anyone with anxiety, phobias, panic attacks or other anxiety-related disorders.

Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers.


CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is a helpline for young males aged 16 to 35 years, suffering from depression and low self-esteem. It offers counselling, advice and information.

Doc Ready is a digital tool that helps young people to prepare and make the most out of mental health related GP visits. It helps young people to know what to expect during a GP consultation, plan what to say and record the outcomes of their appointments.


Selfharm UK exist in order to support and nurture young people who may be experiencing difficulties with self-harm.


HeadMeds is owned and managed by the national charity YoungMinds, it’s a website for young people about mental health medication.


Ditch The Label help young people navigate through issues related to bullying, such as improving mental health, body image, coming out and building confidence and self-esteem.

LifeSIGNS provide information about self-injury and support people as and when they choose to make changes in their lives.

Time to Change provides support and information for people who are facing discrimination regarding mental health issues.


Self-care videos.


We All Have Mental Health (video)

5 young people share their experiences of mental illness and stigma – Time to Change (video)

Breathing exercise for stress


Mood self-assessment







Children & Young People’s Mental Health in the Digital Age Report

See page 11 The Children’s Commissioner for England’s ‘Digital 5 A Day’


Videos teaching coping skills for dealing with difficult situations

More for concerned parents


Supporting positive mental health in teenagers    https://stem4.org.uk/

NHS App – uses CBT to help users learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression.


‘For Me’ is the iOS app that puts Childline in your pocket. It’s free, it’s secure and it’s designed by young people for young people.


Calm Harm is an app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. It’s private and password protected.


Stress & Anxiety companion: helps users handle stress and anxiety on-the-go. It provides tools like breathing exercises, relaxing music and games.


MeeTwo helps teenagers talk about difficult things.


Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.


Developed in consultation with students who have been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts. Many of their stories and suggestions are included on the site.



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