Action for Children
Supports children, young people and families across England with emotional and practical care.
Practical information and emotional support for:
- Young people
- Young people leaving care
- Young carers
Provides local services for further support in some regions.
Hub of Hope
A UK-wide database of mental health charities and organisations offering advice and support.
NHS Every Mind Matters
Information and advice on mental health and wellbeing for young people. Includes videos about dealing with change, social media and sleep.
Information and workshops for children and young people whose parents or carers experience mental health problems.
Self-help books to help people understand and manage their mental health and wellbeing. Also available in Welsh.
Mental health support for young people, parents and carers. Includes information about mental health problems and medication.
Advice and counselling network for young people. Includes a search tool for finding free local services.
Me and My Mind
Advice and support for young people experiencing possible symptoms of mental health problems, like hearing voices or having unusual thoughts. Some services are only available in certain London boroughs.
Information and resources for young people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Provides an email helpline, support group, online network and discussion group.
The OLLIE Foundation
Help and advice for young people experiencing suicidal feelings. Provides support and information for anyone worried about another young person.
Information and support for people under 25 who:
- Hear voices
- See visions
- Experience other sensory issues or beliefs
Offers peer support, plus support to parents, carers and families.
An online search tool to find mental health and wellbeing support or services, run by and for the Black community.
Kids of Colour
Online platform for young people to learn about race, identity and culture, and to challenge racism. Offers a YouTube channel, summer school and workshops.
Information and advice for young people, parents and carers with concerns about school bullying and abuse.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
0800 1111 (Childline helpline if you’re 18 or under)
Support and information for children who have experienced abuse, or anyone worried about a child. Provides local services to help young people and families overcome abuse.
Information and support for young people and adults who have experienced sexual abuse and rape. Offers face-to-face services in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Information and support for unpaid carers. Includes specific information and local support for young carers.
Children’s Society Young Carers
01962 711511 (information line)
Information and advice for young carers, including help with things like education and rights. Offers a local service finder for young carers’ projects.
Offers information for young people whose parents are splitting up, or who have lost a parent.
Supports people in need of housing by providing independent, expert advice. Includes specific information for young people.
Information and advice for homeless people in Wales, in both English and Welsh.
Legal information for young people who have come to the UK from a different country. Covers topics like immigration, work and education.
This information was published in June 2022. We will revise it in 2025.
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