Get Help

In an emergency:

Please remember that this website is not to be used for referrals or for crisis situations.

If you are in crisis: Follow your crisis plan if you have one. You may wish to contact your GP. Alternatively you can dial 999 or attend your local A&E department.


General Support with mental health:

You may find the helplines and websites listed below useful. Please be aware that these are all external organisations which we have no responsibility for.

Helplines:

Samaritans

T: 08457 90 90 90

E: jo@samaritans.org

A confidential emotional support service open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Childline

T: 0800 1111

A free and confidential helpline for children and young people.

YoungMinds Parents’ Helpline

T: 0808 802 5544

Free and confidential support for carers of young people up to the age of 25.

Get Connected

T: 0808 808 4994

A free helpline to help young people to find the services they require.


Websites:

A Guide to Rough Times is a website designed to help young people, their families and friends find information, help and support when times get rough.

CAM’S Den is a website created by a CAMHS team based in Camden, north London, to provide advice, support and information about mental health for young people, parents and teachers.

Choosing what’s best for you is a website about the evidence for different types of help for children and young people who are sad worried or troubled.

Counselling Directory is a website which allows young people to search for and connect with counsellors and psychotherapists in their local area.

Doc Ready is a website helping you prepare to speak to a doctor about mental health. It helps you build a checklist of things you want to talk about, and gives information and advice about speaking to a GP.

Epic Friends is a website to help you know how to help your friends that might be struggling to cope emotionally.

Eryc and Trayc is a website about being a young carer.

Facing Shadows is a short film created by young people; discussing their experiences of CAMHS and what it is like to be a teenager with depression. Facing Shadows: Behind the Scenes also gives an insight into how this short film was created.

Feeling Good is a collection of worksheets that can help children and young people to cope with their feelings.

How to get up and go when you’re feeling low is a booklet designed to help children and young people think about what helps them when they feel upset or stressed.

I gotta feeling: top tips for feeling good is a booklet listing some things that young people have found helped them feel better when they felt sad, stressed or angry and some things that help people feel good generally. This booklet is aimed at year 7 students.

Journey Through the Shadows is a short film, describing the experience of three parents whose children were referred to a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for help with their depression.

Kooth is an online counselling service for children and young people.

Medicines Management: Everybody’s Business is a booklet for young people and their parents or carers that aims to help them to understand and ask about the medicines they are being prescribed.

Mindfull is a website for young people aged 11-17, providing support, information and advice about mental health and emotional wellbeing; helping you to overcome life’s ups and down and feel confident and happy about who you are.

MOMO (Mind Of My Own) is a tool that supports young people to prepare for appointments, make changes and sort out problems. It’s been designed for young people in social care, but can be used in other settings too. It can be downloaded as an app or used on the computer.

My Mind is a website created by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership which has lots of self help resources for young people.

NEW! HeadMeds is a new website for young people, created by YoungMinds, providing accessible and useful information about mental health medication. It features lots of videos of young people talking about their experiences of medication.

OCD at school: a guide for teachers, parents and young people is a website with lots of information about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Rethink Mental Illness provide information about mental health problems and self-help strategies for coping with them.

The Patient Information Centre (Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust) provide a collection of self-help leaflets for children and young people, covering many common mental health problems.

The welldoing.org therapist directory allows you to search for a private therapist that’s suitable for you, by asking some important questions about the help you want.

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.

Youth Space is a video based collection of young people’s experiences of Mental Health problems.


Support with using this website:

If you are not sure about any of the information you find on this website, please speak to an adult. This website is meant for guidance purposes only and may not apply to your specific situation or difficulties you are facing.

To find out who you might want to talk to, you might like to look at the Young Mind’s webpage on Talking to Others.

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