Young people’s zone

We may be called Brighter Futures for Children but that doesn’t mean we don’t support young people – we provide lots of services for anyone aged 13+ too.

Sometimes you may be going through a difficult time and need some support.

If you’re worried or feeling anxious or sad, there are people you can talk to you and provide direct support to help you with your wellbeing.

Kooth provides free, safe, anonymous support 365 days a year. For more information or to connect with an online counsellor, visit

No5 provides free and confidential support to young people in reading aged 13-25. Visit 

There are many other local and national organisations that are available to support young people – see this page for their contact details.

Our Mental Health Support team also works with certain schools and teachers in Reading and can talk to parents and support them to support you. Read more on their support here: MHST Leaflet for Young People

Apps for you

There are also lots of apps out there that could help and  support your wellbeing and mental health.  We pulled a list together on some of these on the parents/carers section on this website that could be relevant for you to download too – have a look here.

Videos for you

We have worked with No5 and Reading Borough Council to bring you a series of videos, presented by Young Ambassadors at No5, to help you with everything from exam results anxiety to dealing with life after lockdown and how to ask for help.

There are six in the series.