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Useful websites for young people

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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

Local Safeguarding Board


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 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

Local Support Services websites



National Citizen Service

Young carers


Aylesbury Youth Action

Youth Service

Child bereavement UK

Florence Nightingale

Youth Concern

Wycombe Youth Action

Useful books for young people and children


Books can be recommended by GPs or other health professionals from the relevant Reading Well Books on Prescription 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.

Book list for common mental health conditions

Reading Well Books on Prescription was launched in 2013 with a list for common mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, phobias and some eating disorders.

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Lucy Willetts             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

These likeable characters guide children with AS through some of the trickiest, stickiest conundrums known to humankind: from anxiety and negative thinking, to sensory overload, emotions, friendship and trust and social situations.

Kate Collins-Donnelly

                                 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

Last updated: 20 March, 2018

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