Helpline 'Street Talk' set to offer support for young people in the North East

Credit: Oscar Slacke

A helpline is to launch offering mental health support to young people in the North East.

'Street Talk' has been set up by Oscar Slacke from Jesmond. The 21-year-old took a counselling course during the first lockdown last year.

Since then the helpline has grown, with more than 100 specially trained volunteers on hand to offer help and advice.


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