Life can sometimes feel overwhelming. Reaching out to others may feel like a challenge at times and knowing where to look for advice is sometimes difficult. Below is a variety of wellbeing resources offering advice and guidance to develop skills that will help you support young people to cope when faced with adversity including stress, anxiety, loneliness, and managing your personal connections.

MIND

MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone with a mental health problem. Their A-Z of Mental Health covers a variety of mental health problems and offers detailed information on; what they are, signs and symptoms and support advice for friends and family. Their website can be accessed here: Home – Mind

SIDE BY SIDE by MIND

SIDE BY SIDE by MIND is an online community supporting mental health. They welcome everyone over the age of 18. SIDE BY SIDE understand that life is a struggle sometimes and that a little extra support can make a big difference. Their website can be accessed and signed up to here: Side by Side | A Community Platform by Mind

SAMARITANS

You can access confidential emotional support at any time from Samaritans either   by calling 116 123 or emailing jo@samaritans.org. They also offer a ‘Self Help App’ to aid in tracking your own mental health from the comfort of your phone. Their website can be accessed here: Samaritans | Here to listen

HUB OF HOPE

The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time. Their website can be accessed here: Mental Health Support Network | Hub of Hope

NHS

Mental health services are free on the NHS. To get urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service, or call 111 if you’re unable to get help online. Their website offers a wide range of advice and support and can be accessed here: Mental health – NHS

KOOTH

KOOTH believe every young person as the right to thrive and access high quality mental health care. Kooth.com is commissioned by the NHS, Local Authorities, charities and businesses to provide anonymous and personalised mental health support for children and young people. Their website can be accessed here: Kooth for Children & Young People – Kooth plc

BERNARDO’S

Bernardo’s focus on supporting children through a variety of traumas and mental health problems. They listen to them, fight for their rights and do whatever it takes to protect and support them – because they believe that all children have the right to a happy and healthy life. Search for Bernardo’s support in your area using their website which can be accessed here: Services | Barnardo’s (barnardos.org.uk)

QWELL

Qwell is an anonymous site which helps people to feel safe and confident in exploring their concerns and seeking professional support. Adults accessing Qell.io can do so without the waiting lists or thresholds often associated with traditional services. They can join online peer support communities, access self-help materials, or engage in drop-in or booked one-to-one online chat session with our experienced counsellors. Information on what Qwell offer can be accessed here: Home – Qwell

SHOUT

Shout is an affiliate of Crisis Text Line in the UK that provides free, confidential support, 24/7 via text. It’s the first free 24/7 texting service in the UK for anyone in crisis at anytime, anywhere. Shout is available in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. Text SHOUT to 85258 to speak to a trained crisis volunteer or BLUE to 85258 to get resources and sign posting information. Information on what SHOUT offer can be accessed here:  Free, 24/7 mental health text support in the UK | Shout 85258 (giveusashout.org)