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

Lynn
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.

Antix
Posted on 15/04/2015

Useful contacts

Childline

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

The Mix

themix.org.uk
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.

NSPCC

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

Papyrus

helpline: 0800 068 41 41
papyrus-uk.org
Charity for the prevention of young suicide, offering confidential support and awareness training.

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

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

Samaritans

24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)
[email protected] 
samaritans.org
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
youthaccess.org.uk  
Information on youth counselling.

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)
youngminds.org.uk 
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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