General Support and Advice

This page features general support and advice for parents, carers and young people.


Anna Freud – National Centre for Children and Families: Transforming the experiences of children, young people and their families with mental health. Link: www.annafreud.org.

Childline: Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Link: www.childline.org.uk.

Mind Your Way: Mind Your Way is a project set up by the Your Way partnership that helps 11-25 year olds look after their own mental health and wellbeing through counselling and mentoring, both online and face to face. Link: mindyourway.co.uk.

Shout 85258: Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope with mental health issues. Link: giveusashout.org.

Kooth: Free, safe, anonymous support for young people. Link: www.kooth.com.

Young Minds: Support for parents, carers and children. Link: youngminds.org.uk.

Shelter: Housing and benefits advice. Link: shelter.org.uk.

Psychology Associates Self-Care Guide: To access this self-care guide please click on the download box below.

Breathing and Stretching Exercises: Read some breathing and stretching exercises that are designed to help relieve stress and anxiety via the download box below.

Ways to Support Children and Young People who are Worried: This Anna Freud Centre booklet provides some fantastic advice for parents and carers who are looking to support an anxious/worried child. Link: annafreud.org.