Mental health problems are very common and are experienced by three children in every classroom ( People can and do recover. It's easier to make a full and quick recovery if you get support or treatment early, so it's important to let people know if you're experiencing difficulty coping with your thoughts or feelings.

Talk to your parent, or carer, your teacher, youth worker, school health advisor, doctor, college welfare worker, or someone else you trust. It's important to let an adult know how you're feeling as it's the first step to getting the help or support you need.

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Anxiety & depression

Support for anxiety & depression

Anxiety can make you feel worried or scared. It is a normal human response to be anxious sometimes, but you may have an anxiety disorder if you feel anxious all or most of the time. 

Depression is a low mood that lasts for a long time, and affects your everyday life. 


Find bereavement support

When someone important to you dies this is know as bereavement or being bereaved. There are organisations and resources who can offer information, support or advice if someone close to you has died.

Bereaved by suicide

Suicide bereavement support

Advice and support to anyone who has been bereaved or affected by suicide. Some of the services focus just on bereavement by suicide whilst others offer more general bereavement support.

Drugs & alcohol

Find support for drugs & alcohol

Drugs, alcohol and mental health are closely linked. If you're worried about your or someone else’s alcohol or drug misuse help is available. Search our directory for key resources aimed at children and young people.

Domestic abuse

Find domestic abuse support

Domestic abuse is a repeated pattern of behaviour and involves any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. Find support in our directory.


Find exam support

Feeling stressed by exams is totally normal but there are strategies you can use to help you feel calmer and more in control.

Eating disorders

Find eating disorders support

Everyone has a different relationship with food and eating, but if yours is taking over your life, then you might have an eating problem. But you’re not alone, for further information and support check our eating disorders providers.


Find gambling support

People gamble for a variety of reasons. Gambling can affect our mental health whether we are addicted or not. Find help and support in our directory.

Health & wellbeing

Looking after your health & wellbeing

Find practical tips and plenty of support to help you look after both your physical health, mental health and wellbeing.


Find LGBTQ+ services

It’s really important to be able to recognise when you might need support; and to ask for help when you need it. The organisations listed in our directory offer information, advice or support to people who identify as LGBTQ.


Loneliness support

Feeling lonely can have a negative impact on your mental health, especially if these feelings have lasted a long time. If loneliness is affecting your life there is help and support available that may help

Money & debt

Money & debt support

Poor mental health, money worries and debt are all closely linked. Living with mental health problems can sometimes make it difficult for people to find work, or to manage money effectively. Also, being in debt, or worrying about money can be very stressful. Search our directory to find support.


Find self-harm support

Self-harm is when you hurt yourself on purpose. You may do this because something else feels wrong, and it seems like the only way to let those feelings out. To find support visit our directory.


Support for SEND

Special Education Need and Disability (SEND) is defined as children and young people who have a significant difficulty with their learning and need additional support. 15.5% of children and young people in England have a SEND.

Social media

Social media mental health support

If you ever feel overwhelmed by the online world, unable to switch off, or find it difficult to cope, you’re not alone. We all struggle to keep our online world positive sometimes. If you need help and advice check out our directory.

Suicidal thoughts

Help with suicidal thoughts

Thoughts of suicide can affect anyone at any time. Often, people thinking about suicide will have experienced a stressful event associated with a feeling of loss. There are steps you can take right now to stop yourself from acting on your suicidal thoughts.

If you're struggling to cope, or are having thoughts of suicide, visit the I need help right now page for services you can contact for help and support. Talking really does help.

Young carers

Find young carer support

Being a young carer often means looking after a family member who is ill or helping them by looking after other members of the family while they can’t. To find out more visit:

Visit our service directory for a more detailed list of support services.

Support directory

View the full directory

Not found what you're looking for? Visit our Happy? OK? Sad? Support Directory to access a list of all local and national mental health and wellbeing support services.

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