Original message:
Hi, I'm fifteen and I've been struggling with anxiety and depressive episodes for just over four years now, and not very comfortable when it comes to phone calls, I'm not sure what I should do
Wellbeing Team


Thank you for your message. I am sorry to hear you have been struggling. We can only accept referrals for people aged 16 or over, there are services who offer support for aged 15 and under, if you contact your GP they should be able to discuss these options with you further.

Anyone aged 16+ can self-refer through our website using this link https://staffsandstokewellbeing.nhs.uk/pages/self-refer if it’s difficult to talk on the phone.

Peer comment
I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling with anxiety and low moods. Are you able to talk about this to any of your family or friends? If not, you could try contacting North Staffs Mind - Young People Support Line. I hope you get the help you need.

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