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How to get help and support – for young people

Information and resources to guide you through getting support for your mental health.

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Whatever you're experiencing, it's important to know that you're not alone and you deserve support.

Our information pages will explain the different ways you can get help and support for your mental health.

We cover topics such as finding support for the first time, CAMHS and being in hospital.

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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Opening up to friends and family

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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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 diagnosis

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

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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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Understanding confidentiality

A guide that explains how and when information about your mental health is kept private.

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Treatment and support glossary

Explains words and phrases that you may hear when getting treatment and support for your mental health.

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Being a voluntary patient

A guide that explains what happens and what your rights are when you go into hospital as a voluntary patient.

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Being sectioned

A guide that explains what happens and what your rights are when you're sectioned.

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Looking after yourself in hospital

Tips on how to look after yourself when you’re in hospital for your mental health.

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Useful contacts

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

Go to our useful contacts

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Bupa Foundation Partnership

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

To find out more, visit our page on the Bupa Foundation and Mind partnership.

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