Confidential, Free Mental Health Support for Young People in Stoke-On-Trent

Confidential, Free Mental Health Support for Young People in Stoke-On-Trent



Speak up Space is an instant messaging service for young people under the age of 18, who lives in Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent and Cheshire. Our trained mental health practitioners are there to support young people with their mental health by providing a safe space to talk about how they are feeling online, they also offer coping strategies and sign posting if needed.

Please note that Speak up Space is not a crisis service and should a young person feel that they are in immediate danger they should call 999 or attend A&E. 

From the 5th of February 2024 SUS will be offering Instant Messaging 3 days per week. We will have more practitioners available during our online shifts to minimise queuing time for you to chat with us. 

Opening times 

Tuesday- (6pm-9pm) 

Wednesday- (6pm-9pm)

Thursday- (6pm-9pm)

You can chat about ANYTHING that’s important to you as many times as you need.

Talk to us online by clicking the 💬icon in the bottom right corner of your screen. This only appears when the service is open.

We are here so that you don’t have to cope alone.


At North Staffs Mind we recognise that everyone is different. We understand that many young people like to access support in different ways – including our instant messaging service and online resources.

You can talk to us about anything that’s important to you. We can listen, try to help you understand how you feel, find coping strategies and offer support. Check out our online resources that you can use to help you to get well and stay well. We’ve also added some guidance for parents.

Speak up Space is a confidential service for young people up to the age of 18 years old.

Privacy Statement

Speak Up Space was originally created and developed following a kind donation from Kelly’s Legacy.