We understand that it can be challenging to support your children and young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing so we have gathered together links to some resources and websites that the team have tried and found helpful.
Mental Health resources
Information and support on where to go if you or someone you care about needs some help. They can also signpost you to services that are in your area. Each area will have its own Mind organisation and what is available will differ so the best place to look is on their website using the link above.
Lots of resources for families and for young people to use in their own homes, alongside access to academic research around young peoples wellbeing and mental health. You can also find a local wellbeing directory for services that are local to you.
24 hour on line space for young people to explore and discuss their mental health, with articles, discussion boards and a daily journal through an app. You will need to register to use the website to make sure that you are old enough (over 10 years old) but you can have a text conversation with a professional on line and take part in chat room discussions which are supported by adults who work for Kooth.
Lots of resources for families and for young people to use plus access to research and a local wellbeing directory for things that are available in your area
Association for Young Peoples Health – an association which tries to understand and meet the health and wellbeing needs of people aged between 10 and 25.
Resources for young people around a variety of wellbeing and mental health related issues including blogs written by other young people so that you can find out about other young people who are experiencing feelings similar to yours and how they are managing that.
24 hour service for people who are struggling with their mental health or have thoughts of suicide or those supporting people who are – there is access on the phone or via email.
NHS 111 - 24 hour a day medical assessment service in your area, to refer or signpost you to local available services, or if you are struggling with your mental health then they are able to listen and offer suggestions.