for better mental health

Information for young people aged 11-18

We're Mind. We understand mental health and wellbeing. We're here if you need us for support and advice. We help everyone understand mental health problems, so no one has to feel alone.

This page is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

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. We're here to help you understand you're not alone and to help you find the support you deserve.

On this page, you can find information about mental health and wellbeing and how to find support.

If you are looking for information on coronavirus, go to our hub of coronavirus content for young peopleThere you'll find advice and support on how to cope during this time, including tips from other young people.

Your feelings

Information for when you're struggling with how you're feeling and want to understand why.

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Finding support

Information about the different places you can go for help when you need support for how you're feeling.

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Looking after your wellbeing

Information on understanding mental wellbeing, and how to look after it.

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Opening up

A guide on talking to friends and family about how you're feeling and what to do if they don't understand.

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Your mental health

A guide to understanding mental health and mental health problems, with answers to common questions.

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Mental health problems

Information about some of the different types of mental health problems, and symptoms.

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Understanding diagnosis

A guide to understanding a mental health diagnosis and how it may affect you.

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Confidence and self-esteem

Information about confidence and self-esteem, with tips to help you feel better about yourself.

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Supporting a friend

Information about how to support a friend who is struggling with the way they're feeling.

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Talking to your doctor

A guide on talking to your doctor about how you're feeling and tips on how to get the most out of your appointment.

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Understanding CAMHS

Information about CAMHS, how to access them and what to expect.

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Moving to adult services

A guide on what to expect when moving from child to adult mental health services, and what to do if things don't go the way they should.

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Your rights

Information on what your rights are and why they're important.

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Useful contacts

If you feel you need more support, there are a number of organisations you can contact.

Go to our useful contacts

For parents

Information for parents or guardians who are supporting a young person.

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Bupa UK Foundation Partnership

Our information for children and young people has been developed with funding from the Bupa UK Foundation.

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Parents and carers: we want to hear from you

We're running a survey to find out what information you need to support the mental health of your teen (age 11-18).

Take our quick survey in English or Welsh to help us shape our information. Thank you.

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