Resources for young people
This is a collection of websites that provide information and support to young people and families. If you click on the image it will open the website in a new window. Most of the sites are free though some have paid components to them to access added resources and support.
Support and information about ADHD.
Amongst the resources provided by AfC is a free and confidential live chat service with parenting staff. Chat online or request a call back when it’s convenient for you.
Alumina. Offers free online support for those aged 14-19.
Advice and support for those suffering from anxiety and panic.
Beat is a website dedicated to Eating Disorders.
A non-profit organisation supporting parents and schools develop practical strategies to support children’s emotional development, well-being and mental health.
National charity which aims to promote strong family life & help those who face family difficulties.
The Teen Sleep Hub provides support to teenagers to help them get the sleep they need.
Charlie Waller Trust This charity was established to understand and talk openly about depression and support where young people know how to maintain positive mental health.
Family Lives. Parenting and family support.
Provides facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol.
Advice and support for single parents.
HandsOn provides help and practical advice for supporting children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Happy Maps. Advice and support for parents, children and young people on a range of mental health issues.
Harmless is a passionate organisation who works to address and overcome issues related to self-harm and suicide.
Heads Above The Waves. A not for profit charity that supports young people with depression and self-harm.
Provides information on mental health medications.
Heads Together. A campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health.
HelpGuide is a small independent nonprofit that runs one of the world’s top 10 mental health websites. Contains trustworthy content that can be used to improve mental health and make healthy changes.
British charity supporting and representing children, young people, and adults who have a visible difference to the face, hands, or body.
Providing information & support To families when a child is bereaved.
A counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the UK provided by the NSPCC.
Kidscape. Offers support and information for young people experiencing bullying.
Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.
Lucy Faithful Foundation. The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse.
Mind is a mental health charity. They aim to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
MindEd. An online learning and advice resource for anyone interested in, or concerned about, the mental health of children and teenagers.
Mood Juice. Offers information, advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions.
National Autistic Society. The leading UK charity for autistic people and their families.
NSPCC. A charity campaigning and working in child protection in the United Kingdom.
OCD-UK. Support and information for those suffering Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
On My Mind aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health and well-being.
Operation Diversity Academy. An online training, resource and support membership site for parents, carers and guardians of neurodivergent children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities. Free 14 day membership available during Covid.
Papyrus. The UK Charity for the prevention of young suicide.
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.
The Proud Trust. An organisation that helps young people empower themselves to make a positive change for themselves.
Reach Out is an Australian website which helps with everyday questions through to tough times.
Rethink Mental Illness. Help & support for people affected by mental illness.
Rise Above has helpful information about gaining confidence, managing anxiety and general advice from the people who’ve been there themselves.
Self Injury Support. UK-wide self-harm & self-injury charity offering direct support, reliable information, expert training and specialist consultancy.
Anna Freud Centre. A children’s charity dedicated to providing training & support for child mental health services.
Stem 4. Charity that supports positive mental health in teenagers.
SupportLine. Offers confidential emotional telephone support in the UK for men, women, children and young adults.
Therapy Comics. Mental health resources using comics instead of text.
Tourettes Action. Support and information about Tourette’s Syndrome.
Wee Seeds. A digital toolbox to plant the seeds of calm, focus & sleep in the early years, nurture well-being and grow family connections through mindfulness & meditation.
Winstons Wish. Support children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.
Women’s Aid. Offer support and information to women and children who have experienced domestic violence.
Young Minds. This is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people.
National Self-Harm Network. Offers support forums, in a safe environment, that can help people understand and manage self-harm.
Samaritans. A registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress or struggling to cope.
Time To Change. A mental health campaign with the objective of reducing mental health-related stigma and discrimination.