National Support

  Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity promoting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. The website provides a range of resources.

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

  Papyrus is a national charity concerned with the prevention of suicide in young people. The site provides lots of information and there is a number to call to talk with a counsellor.

Telephone: 0800 068 4141

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

  Samaritans provide a free 24 hour confidential helpline for people in distress. They can also provide support via email, and in person at local branches. All of the information about how to access this is available via the website.

Telephone: 116 123 24 (24 hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

  MindED is a free national resource for professionals about child mental health. It provides a range of resources to help professionals understand mental health problems and to support young people.

Website: www.minded.org.uk

  Royal College of Psychiatry have a number of useful leaflets and materials about a range of mental health problems.

Website: www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/parentsandyouthinfo.aspx

  Self injury support is a national charity offering support to women and girls who self injure, as well as training, information and resources to professionals.

Website: www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk

  Mermaids provides information, email support and a helpline for young people and parents who are uncomfortable with their gender.

Telephone: 0844 334 0550

Website: www.mermaidsuk.org.uk

  Childline offers advice about a range of issues and provides a 24 hr counselling helpline.

Telephone: 0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk