Find mental health services targeted at young adults and children
Below you’ll find information on the top youth services, including their specialisms and availability:
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|wdt_ID||Organisation or Charity||Overview||Target||Services||Location for Individual Support||Costs||Website||Contact||How it works / What to expect||Additional services / comments||How/When would you think this charity would be useful?|
|Champions well-being and mental health of young people. The Parents Helpline offers advice to anyone worried about a child or young person under 25. Consults and provides training to schools and commissioners on mental health, wellbeing and resilience.||Parents, Schools and organisations that work with children||Helpline, Awareness, Training||Virtual||Helpline is free. Other services generally have costs associated.||Telephone: 0800.802.5544. Mon-Fri from 9:30am to 4pm – available in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
|If you’re an adult who wants to talk about what you suffered in childhood, you can call the support line or attend an in-person therapy session. There are also six booklets designed for survivors in audio or visual format.||Survivors of Childhood abuse||Helpline / texting, In person||in person locations throughout the UK||No Costs||Telephone: 0808.801.0331. 10am-9pm Mon-Thu & 10am-6pm Fri
||Links to other support groups: https://napac.org.uk/other-support/
||Links to legal services: https://napac.org.uk/legal-advice/
|Postcode look-up to find free and confidential counselling, advice or information services - specialising in youth services.||Youth||Awareness, Postcode Search||Virtual||No costs to individuals, Charges organisations to enter database||Telephone: 020 8772 9900.
|Offers a comprehensive database of help services particularly tailored to youth.|
|The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs||Youth||Helpline||Virtual||No Costs||Talk to The Mix via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.
|5||The Youth Wellbeing Directory
|The Youth Wellbeing Directory provides a list of local and national organisations for anyone up to the age of 25||Youth||Postcode Search||Virtual||No Costs||Use the directory for contact information on specific services: https://www.youthwellbeing.co.uk/
|Focused on reducing the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.||People under 35||Helpline / texting, Online||Virtual||No Costs||Telephone: 08000684141 – Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm.
Text: 07786 209697
|Delivers awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK, campaign and influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities.||A great list of wellbeing apps: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/help-advice/why-do-i-feel-suicidal/apps-to-support-your-wellbeing. Suicide Safety Plans and a comprehensive list of by-topic organisations that can help: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/help-advice/resources
|A comprehensive and engaging website targeted at children and young adults. And a helpline tailored to the youth audience.||Helpline / texting, Online||Virtual||No Costs||Telephone: 0800.1111 (the number won't show up on your phone bill)||Great online resources on topical issues such as bullying, eating disorders, stress, forced marriage, money, stepfamilies…etc.|
|Supports children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.||Families||Helpline, Group and Individual||Three locations - Greater Manchester, Hove and Cheltenham||No cost||https://www.winstonswish.org/||Telephone (helpline): 08088 020 021
|Three teams that offer face-to-face support located in the North West of England (Greater Manchester), the South East of England (Hove) and the South West of England (Cheltenham). The South East team also support children and their families bereaved in the Grenfell tower fire.
In core areas, we support children bereaved of a parent/carer or sibling whatever the cause of death. We use different community venues as well as our offices (Hove, Cheltenham) within these areas to see families. We also see bereaved families who live outside of the core area if they are willing and able to travel to meet us in one of our venues.