Youth Healthwatch

Find out how you can get involved and be a part of helping services in Walsall. 

Youth Healthwatch Walsall

We want to hear what you think of health & social care services in your area – that’s everything from your school nurse or GP to your local hospital and support services.  

Healthwatch Walsall wants to hear from children and young people who have something to say about the services that they use. Giving children and young people a voice when it comes to shaping services now and for the future.

Read the Young Peoples Project (Young Healthwatchers) report and learn what young people told us.

If you are under 24, why not consider becoming a member of Youth Healthwatch?

Your Healthwatch can keep you informed about what is happening locally in health and social care that may be of interest and you can have your say!

For you to read 

A young person's Diabetes presentation Click Here

Read our published 'Young Person's Engagement Report' Click Here to check it out!

Read our 'Young Persons Communication around Health & Social Care Services Report'  is now available. Click Here

Contact us today to get involved

Speak to our Youth Engagement Officer Lorretta HigginsTelephone: 0800 470 1660Email:

Support For You

This page has some useful support that we hope you find helpful.

Be Safe

Being Safe at Home

Most Children and young people are safe at home. But we know that some of you aren’t. If you aren’t feeling safe at home, here are some people to call.            Tel:  0800 11 11

In an emergency always call the police on 999.

Mental health 


Service for 11 – 19 years.

Are you a young person who feels like you need some support with your mental health? Kooth is an organisation who can offer free, safe, and anonymous support.” You can join for free online at

Counsellors are available from Monday – Friday 12 pm -10 pm and Saturday and Sunday 6 pm -10 pm.


Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice.

We also provide expert knowledge to professionals, parents and young people through our Parents’ Helpline, online resources, training and development, outreach work and publications.

Young people

Support For You


They are an emotional health and well-being drop-in service for young people aged 5-18 (or up to 25 if you’re a care leaver) who are registered with a GP in Sandwell.

They have a team of experienced well-being practitioners and volunteers will listen to whatever is troubling you.

Walsall Young Carers

They support children and young people (aged 5-18 years) whose health, education and social lives are affected as a result of caring for a dependent family member.

Papyrus Hopeline

HOPELINEUK advisers want to work with you to understand why these thoughts of suicide might be present. They also want to provide you with a safe space to talk through anything happening in your life that could be impacting on your or anyone else’s ability to stay safe.

  • For children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide
  • For anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide

If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.

Health For Teens

Those first steps to seeking help are tough but you’re in the right place. There are two main routes available to you – we can show you specialist services available in your area or we can put you in touch with your school nurse.

See information on:

  • Public Health Nurses
  • Chat Health
  • LBGT info
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • NHS – Live Well