Other places to find support
www.docready.org.uk is a digital tool that helps young people to prepare and make the most out of mental health related GP visits. It helps young people to know what to expect during a GP consultation, plan what to say and record the outcomes of their appointments.
www.themix.org.uk offers support for under 25s offering online short-term counselling, text crisis support (text THE MIX on 85258), discussion boards and webchat.
Information, support and resources to help young people understand more about mental health and wellbeing.
Samaritans are open 24/7 for people to talk about any concerns, worries and troubles they’re going through
An online search tool to find mental health and wellbeing support or services, run by and for the Black community.
childline.org.uk ChildLine offer a message board, phone, web and email support for those up to the age of 19. They work confidentially and all staff are trained to support young people.
kooth.com Kooth provide anonymous online community and counselling for young people.
nhsgo.uk Confidential health advice and support for people from 16 to 25. Includes information on mental and physical health, plus topics like relationships and sleep.
Care Experienced Young People
Information and support for young people in care, and young care leavers.
Information, support and advocacy for young people who are care leavers.
Support around Suicide and Suicidal Ideation
thecalmzone.net CALM offer support via a helpline and webchat for anyone struggling or affected by suicide.
Help and advice for young people experiencing suicidal feelings. Provides support and information for anyone worried about another young person.
Support and advice for people under 35 experiencing suicidal thoughts or finding it hard to cope. Provides support for anyone concerned about another young person.
Talk to Frank provide confidential support, advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.
Information and workshops for children and young people whose parents or carers experience mental health problems.
Children of Addicted Parents and People (COAP) provide a welcoming, safe, and supportive online community for young people affected by parental drug and alcohol abuse.
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA) provide a free helpline and support service to help address the needs of children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism or a similar addictive problem
LifeSIGNS provide information about self-injury and support people as and when they choose to make changes in their lives.
An online, 7-week course to help people from 11 to 19 who self-harm.
A smartphone app for people over 13, with activities to help resist or manage the urge to self-harm.
Supports women and girls who self-harm or have experienced trauma and abuse. Offers information and self-help tools online for anyone to use.
Anxiety and panic attacks
Advice, support and information for people who experience anxiety.
Provides support to young people experiencing panic attacks and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a 6-week Youth Mentoring Scheme online or by phone.
Helpline, webchat and online support groups for people with eating problems, like anorexia and bulimia.
Information and support for people under 25 who hear or see voices, or experience other sensory issues or beliefs.
Information and resources for young people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Provides an email helpline, support group, online network and discussion group.
Help for children, young people, parents and families after the death of someone close. Offers support through local services, groups for young people, plus films and blogs.
Information, resources and support for young people coping after the death of someone close. Also available in Welsh.
Homelessness or running away
Provides advice, housing and support for people from 16 to 25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in England.
Support by phone, text and email for people who are running away or are concerned about someone who might run away