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We work with a wide variety of organisations to support young people, aged 8 to 21, in local communities.

Organisations can refer up to 5 young people to Stop.Breathe.Think for free. There are no wait times, and our service is available nationally. Fill out the form below to refer a young person today. Once you fill out the form, we aim to make contact within 48 hours but please note that our team do not work weekends. So, if you fill out the form on a Friday evening, we’ll be in touch on the Monday.

If you would like to refer more than 5 young people, please get in touch via hello@stopbreathethink.org.uk.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept referrals from the NHS. This is because the NHS has a contract with a mental health youth organisation called Kooth who also provide counselling. If your NHS Trust would still like to explore working with us please contact hello@stopbreathethink.org.uk to discuss becoming a contracted partner.

Refer a young person

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Stop.Breathe.Think. We have made a few referrals recently from school and we have heard some amazing feedback from our students. In particular the students have mentioned a counsellor called Maurhys, his support has really helped them.”

Cat Vaughan, Inclusive Mentor at Malbank School

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How does the counselling work and who will my young people be speaking to?

Once you have filled out the referral form our administrator will contact you or your young person (depending on what you specify on the form). The first thing we will want to do is to agree a day/time for a quick chat with your young person. This is so we can find out a little more about them and to talk them through the process. We can chat Monday – Thursday 9am-7pm and on Fridays 9am – 5pm.

If they are happy to start counselling, they will be allocated 6 sessions to begin with. They will last 50 minutes and they will speak to the same counsellor every week. All sessions take place virtually either on the phone, text or via videocall.

If your young person is struggling in between their counselling sessions, they can access our ‘wellbeing drop-in’ sessions, which are available Monday – Thursday 9am-7pm or on Fridays 9am-5pm. These are short 30 minute calls with the on call counsellor.

We also have a 24/7 text support service. Your young person simply needs to text Breathe to 85258 to message a trained volunteer.

Our counsellors are professional and join us through a  professional counselling service called JHD Counselling Services. If you would like to find out more about our counsellors including their qualifications and experience, click below.

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