Posted on: 9 February 2024

We know how hard it can be to balance all the demands of daily life.

It’s important to share your thoughts and feelings, and if you’re struggling, we’re here to help.

Support is available from the Cove, a daily drop-in support service for people aged 16 and up who are experiencing mental distress. 

They offer a friendly, safe and welcoming space to receive emotional support and discuss coping strategies to help young people in the future.

In this video below, you’ll hear from a young person who has visited the Cove, who tells you more about what to expect.

The first contact can be the hardest, but remember there’s no right or wrong thing to say when you first get in touch.

About The Coves

The Cove has sites for residents of Hillingdon, Harrow, Brent, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster.

It’s an open access service, so if you would like to talk to them you can give them a call, text, email or just turn up. They’re open between 2pm and 10pm, every day of the year.

You might have a question they can ask for you right there and then, or they can have a longer chat and book you in for your first sessions. This can be in-person or over the phone.

Many of the people you will meet have their own experience of recovery, they won’t judge you, and they can discuss what has worked for them to help inspire you in your own recovery.

Find out more by visiting this website:

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What young people say

"Really enjoyed speaking to someone who has been though it [mental health challenges]. The advice really benefited me"

"I really appreciate the help you’ve given me. It’s been great"

"It’s lovely speaking with you. You have been amazing"