Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Thoughtscape – First Stop for your Mental Health and Directory of Commissioned Services

Thoughtscape is a collaborative service offer for emotional wellbeing, resilience and mental health support for children and young people in St Helens. This offer results in easier, early access to support when a child or young person is struggling with their emotional health or wellbeing by delivering a 'no wrong front door’ model.

We are also proud that the name and strapline for this collaboration were created and selected by the children and young people of St Helens.

This offer will provide support and interventions to children and young people with mild to moderate mental health and wellbeing problems including anxiety, low mood and behavioural difficulties. The three main service delivery partners within this offer are the Resilience Teams (Barnardo’s), Mental Health Support Teams (NHS) and Kooth.


Online counselling and emotional support for children and young people aged 10-25



Support for young people and their families living with neurodevelopmental conditions



Counselling for children and young people affected by bereavement or other forms of loss


   Crisis Response Team

Provides immediate crisis response and management out of hours for individuals who require urgent mental health support

01744 627 618 (Professional Referral)


Neurodevelopmental Pathway


Multi-agency assessment of complex neurodevelopmental difficulties

St. Helens Neurodevelopmental Pathway Team Leaflet




  Urgent Mental Health Support Line

Self-referral for urgent mental health support that’s available 24/7


0800 051 1508



CYP specialist Mental Health Support – CAMHS and Barnardo’s

 Support for young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties, and their families



Youth Mental Health Toolkit

Online kit filled with ideas for young people to embrace taking care of their mental health



Young People’s Community Eating Disorder Service


Assessment, treatment and support for young people with eating disorders and their families




School Nursing emotional wellbeing offer


Confidential drop in clinics in secondary schools, interventions and support

School Nursing (St Helens) - Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (wchc.nhs.uk) 


Primary School delivered teaching of emotional awareness and problem-solving skills



Offering emotional well-being and resilience support to all secondary aged children and young people.


Barnardo's Resilience Service Referral Form




Mental Health Support Team




The Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) will offer consultation to professionals and families and direct intervention with children and young people. The first wave of MHSTs (April 2021) will support the following schools: St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High, Cowley International College and St Cuthbert’s Catholic High with further rollout planned for the coming years to cover all secondary schools and primary schools.


St Helens MHST Referral Form




YMCA Listening Service


Young Peoples Listening Service for young people aged 12 to 18 offering one to one support for young people aged 12-18 who would benefit from mental health focussed support and/or someone to talk to