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There’s lots of help and advice out there – please have a look at these links to find out more:

  • Oxfordshire Family Information Service provides information about services for children and families in Oxfordshire
  • OXME health pages offer advice on staying healthy, solving health problems, alcohol, mental health and relationships, including information for young people in care, young carers and others
  • BlueIce: this is an app that we developed with young people, to help manage your emotions and reduce the urges to self-harm. 
  • ChildLine is a confidential service for children and young people up to nineteen years old; you can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small – call free on 0800 1111, chat online, or send an email
  • Choice and medication provides downloadable leaflets about a range of mental health conditions and the types of medication prescribed
  • Doc Ready helps 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 was developed by the NHS in Sheffield to help young people know how to help friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally
  • Epic Minds was developed by the NHS and researchers, to help young people get back on track after a first episode of psychosis. 
  • FRANK offers friendly, confidential advice about drugs; it can help you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don’t)
  • HeadMeds was created by YoungMinds to offer accessible and useful information about mental health medication; it has lots of videos of young people talking about their experiences of medication
  • My CAMHS Choices provides young people accessing CAMHS with the information you need to make meaningful choices about your care, including a really useful links and resources
  • My Mind was created by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership which has lots of self help resources for young people
  • OCD Youth aims to increase awareness and access to support for anyone under 25 affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; it is run by and is for young people with OCD
  • Rethink Mental Illness offers information about mental health problems and self-help strategies for coping with them
  • Samaritans provides a helpline and email for anyone who has something that’s troubling them; you can call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • The Campaign against Living Miserably, or CALM, is a charity aiming to prevent male suicide in the UK; it has a helpline and webchat facility
  • Young Minds offer comprehensive and accessible information about mental health and emotional wellbeing, including resources for you to download
  • Youth Health Talk offers information about a range of illnesses and other health-related issues from the perspective of people’s real life experiences

Useful links

Great websites your can access for more help.

Good reads

Books that can help you to help yourself.

Cool apps

Apps you can download to your smartphone.


Videos and playlists your can watch for more info.

Last updated: 14 February, 2019

Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are not allowing visitors to any of our hospital or inpatient sites in order to protect our patients and staff who care for them from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.