Your mental wellbeing

Your mental health is just as important as any other part of your health.

If you are struggling with your mental health, please speak with your Support Worker or Housing Officer.

Whatever you are going through you can call Samaritans for free at 116 123 at any time. In a mental health emergency, you can call 999 if you feel you or someone you know are in danger.

Meditation can be a really useful tool to helping centre yourself.

Here is Mindful’s 11 Minute Breathing Meditation, if you are interested in trying one out.

There are many guides that you can use, including meditation apps that you can have directly on your phone.

There are various ways to occupy your mind, relax or even tap into your more creative side. Some can be even accessed directly through your phone.

The pandemic has been really difficult and so we all need to be kind to others, but also be kind to ourselves. Self-compassion involves acting the same way towards yourself when you are having a difficult time, something fails or you notice something you don’t like about yourself.

We know that many of the young people we work with have often experienced trauma before coming to Look Ahead and that this has an impact on their mental health.

To help them work through this and improve their mental health we’ve partnered up with Zuntold, a creative writing and literature therapy platform.

All of our Young People and Care Leavers customers can access the service for free. With ZunTold you can:

  • Have web chat counselling sessions
  • Write and tell your story how you like
  • Access a library of books, poems and short stories
  • Share as much of your personal story as you feel comfortable with


We’ve produced this short film which tells you more before you give it a go. Click here.

If you are a interested in signing up contact your support worker or email Elaine Bousfield on

If you have an idea or think of something we’ve missed out, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us at