Children and Young People

Useful Links

There are lots of ways we can help.  Please have a look through the links below to find out more:

  • ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen; you can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small – call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email
  • Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people; they offer comprehensive and accessible information about mental health and emotional wellbeing, including resources for you to download
  • Choice and medication provides information in the form of downloadable leaflets about a range of mental health conditions and the types of medication prescribed
  • Choosing what’s best for you is a website that describes what scientists have found out about the value of different types of therapy; it helps you have better conversations with those who are trying to help you and helps you choose what’s right for you
  • Doc Ready is a digital tool that 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 is a website, developed by the NHS in Sheffield to help young people know how to help friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally
  • My CAMHS Choices aims to provide young people accessing CAMHS with the information you need to make meaningful choices about your care, including a really useful  list of links and resources
  • My Mind is a website created by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership which has lots of self help resources for young people
  • HeadMeds is a new website for young people, created by YoungMinds, providing accessible and useful information about mental health medication; it has lots of videos of young people talking about their experiences of medication
  • OCD Youth aims to increase awareness and access to support for anyone under 25 affected by OCD; it is run by and is for young people with OCD
  • Samaritans provides a helpline and email contact for anyone who has something that’s troubling them; you can call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Rethink Mental Illness offers information about mental health problems and self-help strategies for coping with them
  • Youth Health Talk offers information about a range of illnesses and other health-related issues from the perspective of people’s real life experiences
  • The Campaign against Living Miserably, or CALM, is a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK; it has a helpline and webchat facility and is targeted at men, including young men
  • 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)

Last updated: 11 August, 2017