Useful wellbeing and mental health websites for young people and parents/carers
1. www.kooth.com – for young people
Kooth is anonymous and free at the point of use.
Online counselling is available to users through instant chat messaging from mid-day until 10pm on weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm at weekends.
Available for people: Age 11-26 years
If you’re a parent looking for more information about Kooth, please email PARENTS@XENZONE.COM
Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, we’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.
You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it's better out than in. We're here to support you and help you find ways to cope.
There are lots of different ways to get in touch with us. And you can also get help from other young people through our site.
CALM ZONE on the childline website has lots of tips to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you, including breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.
FOR ME: THE CHILDLINE APP
'For Me' is the iOS app that puts Childline in your pocket. It's free, it's secure and it's designed by young people for young people.
Website and helpline with useful resources on explaining mental health symptoms,
Young person looking for help and support
Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors
Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
0808-802-5544 open: Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines
Aged 11-19? Our school nurses are still here to help with all kinds of things in these unsettling times. Just text #ChatHealthNHS on 07520615386 and we’ll reply back. T&Cs: bit.ly/ChatHealthPrivacy