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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.

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.

Finding support>

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

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.

Understanding diagnosis>

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

Understanding CAMHS>

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

Moving to adult services>

A guide on what to expect when moving from CAMHS to adult mental health services, and what to do if you experience problems.

Going into hospital for your mental health>

Information and resources to support you – whether you're going into hospital as a voluntary patient or you're sectioned.

Treatment and support glossary>

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

Understanding confidentiality>

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

Advocacy and mental health>

A guide that explains advocacy and how advocates can help you to get your voice heard. Also explains self-advocacy.

Useful contacts>

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

“I think that it's important to remember that people do care, and they do want to help you.”

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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