We know that good mental health has a great impact on young people. Get the support you need to improve yours by checking out the list below.
Anxiety UK is a user-led organisation that supports anyone with anxiety, phobias, panic attacks or other anxiety-related disorders. 03444 775 774 or text 07537 416 905
Beat act as a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected by eating disorders, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered. 0808 801 0711
Big White Wall
Big White Wall is a unique online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes and creative outlets.
Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers. 0333 323 3880
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is a helpline for young males aged 16 to 35 years, suffering from depression and low self-esteem. It offers counselling, advice and information. 0800 58 58 58 (or London based callers can dial 0808 802 58 58)
My CAMHS Choices
My CAMHS Choices is a website that provides necessary information required to help young people make meaningful choices about their care.
Childline provides help for anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. 0800 1111
Children of Addicted Parents and People (COAP) provide a welcoming, safe, and supportive online community for young people affected by parental drug and alcohol abuse.
Ditch The Label
Ditch The Label help young people navigate through issues related to bullying, such as improving mental health, body image, coming out and building confidence and self-esteem.
Doc Ready is a digital tool that helps young people to prepare and make the most out of mental health related GP visits. It helps young people to know what to expect during a GP consultation, plan what to say and record the outcomes of their appointments.
Owned and managed by the national charity YoungMinds, HeadMeds is a website for young people about mental health medication.
Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.
LifeSIGNS provide information about self-injury and support people as and when they choose to make changes in their lives.
Maytree is a registered charity supporting people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting. They offer a free 4-night/5-day stay, and the opportunity to be befriended and heard in complete confidence, without judgement and with compassion and warmth. 0207 263 7070
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health issue. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. 0300 123 3393
MindEd for Families give safe and reliable advice to parents and carers about young people’s mental health.
The Mix is the UK's free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don't know where to turn. 0808 808 4994
Moodscope exist in order to help people to positively manage their moods.
Muslim Youth Helpline
Muslim Youth Helpline is a charity that provides free and confidential faith and culturally sensitive support services targeted at vulnerable young people in the UK. 0808 808 2008
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA) provide a free helpline and support service to help address the needs of children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism or a similar addictive problem. 0800 358 3456
National Self Harm Network
National Self Harm Network is a forum that provides support for individuals who self harm, and for families and carers that may be affected by self harm.
Nightline is a student listening service which is open at night and run by students for students. Every night of term, trained student volunteers answer calls, emails, instant messages, texts and talk in person to their fellow university students about anything that’s troubling them.
OCD Action provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD. 0845 390 6232
OCD-UK is a national charity that provide evidence-based information, advice
and support to those affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Papyrus gives non-judgemental support, advice and information for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress. 08000 68 41 41
Recover Your Life
Recover Your Life (RYL) is one of the biggest and best Self-Harm Support Communities on the internet.
Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness helps those affected by severe mental illness.
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. 116 123
Sane works to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental health issues. 0300 304 7000
Selfharm UK exist in order to support and nurture young people who may be experiencing difficulties with self-harm.
Student Minds is a mental health charity that works with students, service users, professionals and academics to develop new and innovative ways to improve the mental health of students.
Students Against Depression
Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.
Time to Change
Time to Change provides support and information for people who are facing discrimination regarding mental health issues.
Young Minds provides information, advice and training for young people, parents, carers and professionals.
Breathing Space is a free, confidential, phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. 0800 83 85 87
Skills Development Scotland
Skills Development Scotland have a dedicated Exam Results Helpline that is available for a week from results day (7th August) to support young people.
The Tullochan Futures project engages young people aged 16-24 who are experiencing a complex range of issues including mental health, homelessness, chaotic lifestyles, care leavers, criminal justice, parental responsibilities and drug and alcohol issues.
Young Scot #ExamResults
Young Scot, an information & opportunities service for young people in Scotland, have put together some really useful resources to help you deal with #ExamResults.
Camarthenshire Youth & Children's Association (CYCA) specialise in providing emotional health and wellbeing support for children, young people and familes through a range projects and services.
Eye To Eye
Eye To Eye provide free and confidential counselling for young people in the Rhondda Cynon Taf area.
Info Nation offer information, advice and specialist support across a range of issues, to young people, aged 11-25, and their families.
Meic Cymru is the helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales. 080880 23456
Monmouthshire Youth Service
Monmouthshire Youth Service offer full-time youth centres where you can access help, support and advice that will address your individual needs.
Relate Cymru offer a children and young people's counselling service for any young person who's having problems.
AWARE is the depression charity for Northern Ireland - and the only charity working exclusively for people with depression and bipolar disorder.
Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. 0808 808 8000
MACS work with young people who may be experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, self-harm, mental health issues, leaving care or are generally at risk.