Home icon

Useful links

Home icon

There are loads of great resources around to help you get better. Check out the links below.

Top links

 NHS Choices

An information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.

 Samaritans

Talk to the Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

 Childline

Contact ChildLine anytime on 0800 1111 calls are free and confidential. Take your mind off things with games, advice and useful videos all in a handy toolbox.

 Buckinghamshire Children Safeguarding Board

The BSCB has produced a guide for 16 – 18 year olds called ‘You Matter‘. The guide provides information on topics such as how to stay safe, relationships, drinking and drugs, body image, sexuality, feeling low and living with a disability.

 BEAT

The UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders.

 YoungMinds

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

 National Autistic Society

Find out about diagnosing autism (including Asperger syndrome), and the impact on people and their families, and find advice and support on all aspects of life with autism.

 Get Self Help

This website provides CBT self help and therapy resources, including worksheets and information sheets and self help mp3s

 Health Help Now

This free website is to help you find the most appropriate local health service for common symptoms in Buckinghamshire. Search by symptoms, services or advice to get the right help for you.

 THRIVE

Get a better understanding of some of the feelings you may be experiencing and some good advice on some tips you can take to improve your wellbeing.

 Upside Online

Upside is a Barnardo’s website, which is free, safe and confidential to support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people aged 11-18 years

Good reads

Books can be recommended by GPs or other health professionals from the relevant Reading Well Books reading list. People can also self-refer to the scheme and use it without a professional recommendation.

All the books are available in almost all English public libraries where they can be borrowed free of charge. The books have been recommended by experts, and been tried and tested and found to be useful.

 Can I tell you about…

  • Can I tell you about Anxiety?
  • Can I tell you about ADHD
  • Can I tell you about Autism
  • Can I tell you About Asperger Syndrome?
  • Can I tell you about OCD?
  • Can I tell you about depression?
  • Can I tell you about Tourette syndrome?
  • Francis Musgrave – The Asperger Children’s Toolkit

 Gremlin and Thief Workbooks

  • Starving the Anger Gremlin
  • Starving the Stress Gremlin
  • Starving the Anxiety Gremlin
  • Banish Your Body Image Thief
  • Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief
  • Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9
  • Starving the Anger Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9
  • Starving the Exam Stress Gremlin

Cool apps

Lots of us use Apps every day, whether it’s to message our friends or to edit photographs. But have you considered using apps on your phone to help improve your general wellbeing?

Below is a list of a few apps we would recommend giving a go. Just remember though that although these apps can be useful we still recommend speaking to a trusted adult or GP if you have concerns about any symptoms you are experiencing.

 SAM

Self-help for Anxiety Management – a self-help app to learn to manage anxiety.

 For Me

Wherever you are and whatever life throws at you, Childline is now easier to access than ever before. ‘For me’ is the brand new way to get advice and support on loads of topics – from issues that can play a big part in everyone’s life, like school and exam stress, through to extremely personal issues, such as self-harm and mental health.

• Get access to self help advice and support on a huge range of issues
• Watch videos to help you feel better
• Create your own mood tracker and have your own private locker space that’s just for you
• Chat to other young people about whatever you want on our lively and supportive message boards
• Call, or email a Childline counsellor

 What’s up? 

What’s Up? is a fantastic free app utilising some of the best CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress and more!

 Headspace

Meditation made simple. Meditation can help improve your focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety and reduce stress.

 Optimism

A mood charting apps for managing depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders to keep a journal and chart recovery progress.

 Relax Melodies

Select sounds and melodies to help you sleep.

 Mindshift

An app to help teens cope with everyday anxieties, it teaches relaxation, suggests activities to help you shift and face it.

 Moodtrack Diary

Monitor and track your emotional health. The app records a range of emotions for anxiety, depression, stress, posttraumatic stress and your general well-being.

 Grief: Support for Young People

This app has been created by leading bereavement charity Child Bereavement UK and the bereaved young people we work with. It is for 11-25 year olds who have been bereaved of someone important to them. It can also be used by friends, teachers, parents and professionals who would like to know how to support bereaved young people.

 CALM

Relax with Calm, a simple mindfulness meditation app

Videos

 OHFT YouTube Channel

Oxford Health have a YouTube channel with videos from patients and staff.

CAMHS Article 12 Youth Forum have put these videos together to raise awareness about Mental Health.

http://https://youtu.be/QlUvCAlyHJ8

http://https://youtu.be/PmtdCtOYANQ

 Childline Videos

Useful videos made by Childline for you to get help and advice on all sorts of things. From family issues and self-harm coping techniques, to getting help with bullying and exam stress.

You can also visit Childline’s YouTube channel for their latest vlogs!

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AijlwRj6AUs&list=PLT09K6WFBVGOJfj1oBgW8lVW0hgDJyX4E

 

 Young Minds YouTube channel

Check out Young Minds videos for all sorts of useful information and advice relating to mental health.

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT5cr-HTTEQ

Last updated: 5 March, 2019