Do you work with young people? Lets work together to provide your young people with vital mental health support.

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

There are no wait times and our service is available nationally. We have funding support available for organisations to access Stop.Breathe.Think, if you are interested in working with our service please send an enquiry to . Once we have received your email, we will aim to make contact within 48 hours but please note that our team do not work weekends.

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 to discuss becoming a contracted partner.

If you or anyone in your organisation has already referred young people to us and you would like to refer more young people, please contact

Due to funding we have received, we are pleased to be able to offer free counselling (without proof of benefits required) in the below locations.  If you work with eligible young people  in one of these areas, please click below to complete a referral.

Appointments are made available every Monday morning for the following 2 weeks ahead. So, if you see no availability, check back on the following Monday.

Our service is modelled on the THRIVE Framework for child mental health care provision. Read more about this here
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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


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

Once you have filled out the form above, we will give you a call to explain the service and to find out a little more about your young people. After the call we will send you a link to a referral form where you can provide us with all the details we need to know about your young person.

Once you have filled out the referral form our administrator will contact your young person to agree a day/time for a quick chat. This is so we can find out a little more about them and to talk them through the process. If they are happy to start counselling, they will be allocated 6 sessions. They will last 50 minutes and they will speak to the same counsellor every week. All sessions take place virtually either on the phone 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 – Friday. 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 all committed and passionate about supporting children and young people, whatever they are going through.

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