Youth Emotional Support (YES) is a free service for young people aged 11-18 looking for support with their wellbeing.
Note: We must receive the referral before you turn 18.
Some of the things we can support you with include:
- your mood
- feeling anxious
- relationship issues
- unhelpful thoughts
- self esteem
- significant life event
- anything that might be worrying you.
The type of help we can offer includes one-to-one support. We can also tell you about online or face-to-face counselling and other agencies that can support and advise you.
2 How to access the service
YES is now part of a 'single point of access'. This mean children and young people can request support for emotional wellbeing and mental health support through one route.
Make a referralMake a referral (external link)
3 What happens next?
You will be:
- allocated support from the service that best meets your needs
- contacted to inform you of the next steps, depending on the support offered.
4 Is your life in danger?
If you feel that you are at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others due to your mental health:
- visit your GP
- contact NHS 111 out of hours, or
- visit your local hospital's Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.
The Sussex Mental Health Line is also available 24/7 on 030 050 00101.
If you have seriously harmed yourself, call 999 or go straight to A&E.