Mental Health Support Guide

The following document contains the names and descriptions of organisations who can offer support to young people suffering from a mental health problem, and their families.


Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. Childline is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, with trained counsellors there to offer support and advice. Phone: 0800 1111. Website:
Young Minds
YoungMinds is the UK's leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experience, YoungMinds creates change so that children and young people can cope with adversities, find help when needed and succeed in life. Their phoneline is free and available Monday-Friday 9:30am-4pm. Phone: 0808 802 5544. Website:

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK work to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy. They work regularly with external agencies and healthcare professionals to improve services for those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression and also campaign to raise awareness of the conditions, and is run by people with experience of living with anxiety, stress or anxiety-based depression, supported by a high-profile medical advisory panel. They offer extensive information on anxiety in young people, available at:
Phone (mon-fri 9:30am-5:30pm): 03444 775 774


Samaritans offer emotional support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope. Their phoneline is free and 24 hours.
Phone: 116 123