Children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing

Children’s community health services provide a wide range of care and support for young people.

In August 2015, NHS England asked all NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England to develop a local five year plan for the transformation of services that support children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing, including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

You can download the current children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing transformation plans for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire below. You can see the transformation plans for previous years in our library. 

For more information or to request a copy of the appendices listed in the transformation plans below, please email or call 0117 900 2384.

Off the Record Bristol

Off the Record (OTR) is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Getting support couldn’t be easier. Come along to one of OTR's regular Hubs (drop-in spaces to learn more about mental health), or explore and sign-up directly to the project or service you want to try.

OTR run various projects across Bristol and South Gloucestershire which have been designed with the help of young people, and all of them are delivered by a team of friendly staff and volunteers. All of OTR's projects and groups are free, confidential and self-referral.

OTR encourages a creative approach to mental health information and support, and runs groups such as Inspiration Works (arts and creative-based sessions) and Resilience Lab (stress management workshops). OTR also provides specialist support for young people experiencing bullying, self-harm and issues around gender and sexuality.

You can sign up to OTR's monthly e-newsletter which delivers tips and tricks for looking after your mental health, as well information on the latest projects and how to get involved.

To make an appointment or to find out more, please call freephone 0808 808 9120 (answered between 2pm and 5pm with an answerphone outside of these hours), text 07896 880 011 or email

Emotional Health Directory of Services for Children and Young People

The Emotional Health Directory of Services for Children and Young people aims to be the single 'go to' place for information about emotional health for children and young people aged 0 to 25-years-old, including services commissioned by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.

You can download the directory; it has been designed to be used online and you can also print it as an A5 booklet.

Kooth online counselling

Kooth is an online counselling and information service for young people who live in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire, or are registered with a GP in one of the three areas.

Kooth can help with common issues that a young person might be experiencing and there are forum venues to discuss these with peers and professionals. There is an online counselling service and ways of setting goals to overcome young people’s issues.

Young people can get in touch with the service to get support directly, without needing to be referred by a health professional.

Mind You

If you are a young person living in South Gloucestershire, Mind You is an information hub to help you to look after your mental health, find out about mental health problems or get support.