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Information for young people aged 11-18

We're Mind. We understand mental health and wellbeing. We're here for you if you're finding things hard. We help everyone understand mental health problems, so no one has to feel alone.

How we can help

If you're going through a difficult time or are struggling with how you're feeling, it can be really scary and upsetting.

Whatever you're feeling right now, we're here for you. We have information and advice so you don't have to go through it alone.

Choose one of the options below to find out more.

I'm seeking support for myself

Resources for your mental health and wellbeing

I'm supporting a friend or partner

Resources to help you support others

I'm a parent or carer supporting a young person

Resources for parents, carers and guardians

Mental health is on a spectrum – we can be ill and struggling and well and functioning. It constantly changes which can be exhausting, but it’s also a reminder that things will change for the better again.

I'm seeking support for myself

Introduction to mental health


Information to help you understand mental health, wellbeing and types of mental health problems.

Your feelings and experiences


Learn about feelings and experiences you might be having, and how to cope with them. Includes information on confidence and self-esteem, self-harm and anger. 

How to get help and support


Resources to guide you through getting help and support for your mental health. Includes information on finding support, talking to your doctor and understanding CAMHS.

CAMHS


Resources to guide you through getting treatment and support at CAMHS. Includes information on how to get help, who works there, problems you might face and what happens when you leave.

Looking after yourself


Read our guides on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Your rights


Learn about what legal rights you have for your mental health. Includes information on confidentiality, advocacy and being in hospital.

I'm supporting a friend or partner

Supporting others

If you're supporting a friend or partner who is struggling with their feelings or mental health, this information is for you.

We know how worrying it can be when someone you care about is going through a difficult time.

Read our tips on how to support them through different experiences - and how to look after your own wellbeing while doing so.

I'm a parent or carer supporting a young person 

For parents and carers

Information for parents, carers, family members and guardians who are supporting a young person with their mental health and wellbeing.

Includes places both you and your young person can turn to for help.

There are so many resources out there for free that I didn't know about when I first started struggling – Charlotte, 13

Useful contacts

If you need more information or support, there are a number of organisations and services you can contact.

Visit our useful contacts page

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