Council launches mental health webpages for young people

Friday, 25 October, 2019

Young people looking for help and advice about their mental health can now find help quickly and easily on the East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) website.

The new webpages will link young people to local and national support, across a range of mental health issues.

East Hampshire's Youth Conference earlier in the year highlighted that young people find it hard to access local sources of information, support and advice around mental health. This guide brings all of this information together in one place with handy links to all of the services included.

Councillor Julie Butler, EHDC Portfolio Holder for Welfare and Community Integration said: “Mental health related problems for young people can affect their ability to learn and develop as well as affecting them into their adult lives.

“We also know that young people who are experiencing mental health related problems can face a long wait to talk to someone, but local charities and organisations are there to help straight away.

“I feel that anything we can do as a council to help improve access to support is worth doing.”

Flyers and posters are being distributed across schools, colleges, youth and community centres and GP surgeries in East Hampshire to help promote the pages. Those who do not wish to carry paper around can simply scan the printed materials to link straight to the website.

Find mental health support information online at www.easthants.gov.uk/mh