Children and Young People

Children and Young People


A University of Leeds web site designed to help all students understand what mental health is and what they can do if they have mental health difficulties. Most students will have experiences causing stress, upsetting the mental health balance sometime in their university career. It could be relationship problems, sexuality, exams, leaving home – anything. In this website there are scenarios that look at the kinds of experience people may have.


Childline is a service provided by NSPCC. The site has information on a whole range of issues. Childline encourages children who have a worry they can’t cope with, to not bottle it up but to talk to someone in their family, a carer, one of their friends or maybe a teacher. And they are encouraged to call ChildLine on 0800 1111 at any time.

Depression in teenagers – Young People’s Unit, Edinburgh

A web site providing general information about depression in young people. It is intended that it be used as a resource to help users to recognise the symptoms associated with the condition as well as offering some suggestions about ways to combat these symptoms.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a project of the Phoenix Detached Youth Project in North Tyneside, supporting young people suffering from mental health issues.  Contact Becky Rowe 0191 258 5806

The Muslim Youth Helpline

The Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH) is a registered charity which provides pioneering faith and culturally sensitive services to Muslim youth in the UK. The core service is a free and confidential counselling service available nationally via the telephone, email, internet. The service uses male and female volunteers trained in basic counselling skills to respond to client enquiries. MYH also runs an interactive peer support site,

Royal College of Psychiatrists

‘Youth info’ from the Royal College of Psychiatrists provides information for young people, parents, teachers and carers about mental health.

Royal College of Psychiatrists – Worries and Anxiety: Information for Young People

This fact sheet is one in a series of leaflets for parents, teachers and young people entitled Mental Health and Growing Up. This leaflet describes the different types of anxieties that children might feel.

Royal College of Psychiatrists – Books for Younger Children: Pre-School to 12 Years

An extensive recommended reading list of books aimed at children and parents.

Royal College of Psychiatrists – Books for Teenagers and Adults

A selection of books and materials that has been put together on behalf of the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty based on recommendations received from child and adolescent mental health professionals and members of the FOCUS network around the country.

Royal College of Psychiatrists – Resources for Adolescents

A selection of materials that has been put together on behalf of the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty based on recommendations received from child and adolescent mental health professionals and members of the FOCUS network around the country.

Royal College of Psychiatrists – Young Links

Links to the following issues affecting young people: Abuse; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Autism and Asprerger’s Syndrome; Bereavement; Developmental Disorders; Divorce; General; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Severe mental illness; Transitions in mental health services for young people; Treatments.

The Site is owned and run by YouthNet UK. aims to be the first place all young adults turn to when they need support and guidance through life.

Student Mental Health

A NHS Choices ‘Live Well’ web page on student mental health. The page has: useful links; a list of popular topics; a search facility for services near to you; a five-a-day shopping planner; the main mental health problems affecting students and getting help.

The Surgery

The Surgery is a joint project between BBC Switch and Radio 1. The Surgery with Aled opens for business on Sundays, 9.00 pm to 10.00 pm on Radio 1. It provides advice and information for teenagers about personal issues. If young people need advice outside these hours they can call 0800 1 10 100 or visit the advice pages on the above link.


YoungMinds is a national charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people.


Youth2Youth, the UK’s first national young person’s helpline, is run by young people, for young people. The confidential helpline is for any young person under the age of 19 years who feel they need emotional support. Young people who are worried, confused or just need to talk can contact the trained volunteers by telephone, email or on-line chat.


YouthHealthTalk is a web site about young people’s real life experiences of health and lifestyle. This is not just a web site about the medical facts, this is about real people and real lives. Watch, listen and read young people talking about their experiences, and feel free to join in the forums. The Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University has created a unique database of personal and patient experiences through in-depth qualitative research into over 40 different illnesses and health conditions. The results of the research are published on two web sites – this one and, which are aimed at patients, their carers, family and friends, doctors, nurses and other health professionals.


Youthinmind Ltd is a private family-run company harnessing computers and the Internet for the psychological well-being of people everywhere. Far more young people and families want psychological advice than can get it from trained professionals – this web sites exists to help fill this gap.

AIM does not endorse or recommend any of the agencies listed on its web site but merely aims to inform you of the possible services available. AIM cannot take any responsibility for the organisations, the individuals involved or their web site contents. AIM does not endorse any commercial product or service advertised on an agency’s web site. If you are concerned about your health, consult your GP in the first instance; web sites are no substitute for advice from a health professional. Please take care when browsing web sites; we hope you find what you are looking for!

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