The Emotional Wellbeing Hub is a free service for anyone under 25 years of age to get support if they are worried about their emotional health.
Please note if you live in Lowestoft and Waveney you need to contact Point 1 (point-1.org.uk) instead as the Emotional Wellbeing Hub does not cover this area.
The Hub can help you and your friends with any emotional wellbeing concerns you might have. These could include:
- Low mood and depression
- Eating disorders
The Emotional Wellbeing Hub provides:
- A helpline for information, advice and support about emotional wellbeing issues.
- An online referral form to access support services.
- A team of emotional wellbeing experts to help you find the best way forward if you need emotional wellbeing and mental health support.
Important Coronavirus update:
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak this has caused disruption to the Emotional Wellbeing Hub service due to reduced staff. The Hub are only able to provide support, advice and process referrals for those who are at the greatest risk during this time. If you are in urgent need of mental health support, you can still contact the helpline, but be aware that it may take longer for us to reach your call. You can also contact the emotional wellbeing support services below.
How to contact the Hub
Phone 0345 600 2090, open Monday to Friday 8am – 7.30pm
Or you can make an online self-referral to the emotional wellbeing hub.
Read this before making an online referral - The Hub referral form is split into 6 sections. You can give as little or as much information on the form but make sure you provide your contact details so they can get in touch with you. The first section asks about your emotional wellbeing, how you are feeling and why you are contacting the service. The second section asks about your safety. The third section asks what you would like to be different and what help you are looking for. The fourth section asks for your general details. The fifth section asks for contact details of important family members and the final section asks you to give details of the services you are already using or have used in the past.
Once you have made a referral an Emotional Wellbeing Hub Practitioner will contact you to discuss the information you have provided and the support you need. To make a referral go to the Emotional Wellbeing Hub Referral Form
Other emotional wellbeing support services:
In the meantime you might like to access free and confidential online support from Kooth. Kooth is a free, safe and confidential online service where you can find someone to talk to when you need it. Read more about the service in our information pages or visit their website www.kooth.com Kooth is available for young people to contact over Christmas who find it a difficult time of year.
ChatHealth - school nursing team
ChatHealth lets you text a Suffolk school nurse to ask for confidential help and advice on all kinds of health issues. You may prefer to contact a school nurse to see if they can help answer any concerns by sending a text to: 07507 333356. Read more about the ChatHealth Service.
Suffolk Wellbeing Service
Provides a range of support for common emotional wellbeing issues, such as low mood, depression or stress. Go to: wellbeingnands.co.uk or call 0300 123 1503.
Tools and resources to help yourself and others to feel better. Go to: moodwise.co.uk
Young Minds 24/7 Crisis Text Messaging Service
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258. Go to: youngminds.org.uk
Young suicide prevention. Call: 0800 068 4141 Go to: papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
Male suicide prevention charity - for men and boys who need to talk or find support. Call: 0800 58 58 58. Go to: thecalmzone.net
You can talk to them about Whatever you are going through. Free any time, call 116 123 Go to samaritans.org