Children and young people

Gives information about where children and young people can get support with a mental health problem.

Your stories

Supporting my daughter through crisis

Posted on 22/10/2013

Stigma in my family

Louise recounts overhearing a relative saying something upsetting about her mental health.

Posted on 30/01/2015

Come Home: A brother’s story

Antix writes about the impact of his brother’s mental illness and how music has helped him.

Posted on 15/04/2015

Useful contacts


0800 1111
Free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.

The Mix
Online guide to life for 16-25 year olds. Straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day. Chat about any issue on our moderated discussion boards and live chat room.


helpline (adults): 0800 800 5000
helpline (children and young people): 0800 1111
[email protected]
Specialises in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.


helpline: 0800 068 41 41
Provides information and support for anyone under 35 who is struggling with suicidal feelings, or anyone concerned about a young person who might be struggling.

Parenting and Family Support- Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus)

Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Support to anyone parenting a child.


24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)
[email protected]
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, Chris, PO Box 90 90, Stirling, FK8 2SA.
Emotional support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope.

Youth Access

020 8772 9900  
Operates a network of membership organisations who provide local information, advice and counselling services. The Youth Access website and helpline can direct you to services in your area. 

Young Minds

020 7089 5050 (general enquiries)
0808 802 5544 (parents helpline, for any adult with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person) 
National charity committed to improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people. Provides information for both parents and young people.

This information was published in November 2016.

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