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Supporting your mental health

Whether you want to understand how you’re feeling, find ways to feel better, or support someone who's struggling, we’re here to help.

Updates to our website

We’re working on some exciting website updates that we can’t wait to share.

From 8-23 April, our donations page, shop, and training course pages will be temporarily unavailable.

Don’t worry though - during this time, you'll still be able to make a donation through our JustGiving page and explore our training courses on Eventbrite. Thank you for your patience and understanding and stay tuned for our new look.

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Frequently asked questions

Our website is full of advice and information to give young people the tools to look after their mental health. We empower parents and professionals to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. And we give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world we live in. Together, we can create a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health.

Find out more about our work and impact

We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. It’s about how we think, feel and act. Sometimes we feel well, and sometimes we don’t. When our mental health is good, we feel motivated and able to take on challenges and new experiences. But when our mental health is not so good, we can find it much harder to cope.

Find out more about mental health.

We all have good days and bad days, but when negative thoughts and feelings start to affect your daily life and stop you doing the things you enjoy, or your ability to feel okay, this means you need support with your mental health. For example, nearly everyone gets anxious before an exam, a job interview or a first date. But if you feel anxious all the time and this is stopping you from sleeping well or meeting up with friends, you might need help.

Find out more about mental health conditions.

No, we’re not part of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). We're a charity that offers information and advice to young people, parents and carers. Check out our guide to support which covers how CAMHS work, how you can get help from CAMHS, what happens at an assessment, what your rights are and more. We do not offer one-to-one support for CAMHS assessments, treatments or complaints.

If you're a parent or carer, find information about accessing CAMHS and other services on our getting support from mental health services page. Or contact our Parents Helpline for more advice.

Find out more about CAMHS.

We help parents and carers who are worried about their child’s mental health with tips, information and advice online and through our Parents Helpline service. Use our parent helpfinder to find the right support for you.

Whether you work at a youth club, coach a sports team, or run extra-curricular activities outside of school, we know the positive and crucial role you play in the lives of young people. We have information, tips and resources for you to feel confident when responding to a young person's wellbeing needs.

Latest real stories

Real life stories written by young people who’ve struggled with their mental health. Explore the full range of stories, or check out the latest below.

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