Support for Young People
Childline http://www.childline.org.uk/ You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you’re feeling worried, scared, stressed or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine. We're here to offer information and support whenever you need us.
eefo http://www.eefo.net/ EEFO has been set up to help you with any issues that you may face in everyday life. Our aim is to find all the young person friendly services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and put them in one easy to find list. There's also lots of articles on a wide range of issues.
KOOTH.com https://www.kooth.com/ Young people in Cornwall can access a new free counselling service to help them cope with their problems. The new online service provided by Cornwall Council's children's services in partnership with KOOTH.com is available for those aged between 11 and 25. Face-to-face counselling services are already available for young people through youth centres and some schools but the new free online service will open it up wider. KOOTH.com's website is staffed by qualified counsellors and psychotherapists specialising in behavioural and mental health. It helps young people with concerns including relationship problems, family issues, school worries, feeling low or depressed, drink and drug problems, sexuality, eating disorders, self-harm, bullying and low confidence. The online service provides an out-of-hours facility until 10pm every day.
Young people and mental health
Young minds http://www.youngminds.org.uk/ UK charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of all children and young people.
Young Minds in Schools http://youngmindsinschools.org.uk/ A new project funded by the dfe as part of the work of the charity Young Minds. It aims to support whole school emotional health and wellbeing and improve outcomes for vulnerable pupils. A very comprehensive site aimed at education professionals.
Rethink http://www.rethink.org/young_people/ Rethink seeks to reach out to people between the ages of fourteen and twenty-five who are at risk of developing, have, or are caring for someone with, a mental illness. It also some excellent general information about mental health for young people.
Epic Friends http://www.epicfriends.co.uk/ Developed in Sheffield by the NHS the site is intended to help young people aged 12 to 18 understand and support their friends through difficult times.
The Site.org http://www.thesite.org/ Owned and run by Youth Net UK, TheSite.org aims to be the first place all young adults turn to when they need support and guidance through life. It covers a range of health issues including mental health.
YCNet http://www.youngcarers.net/ Website and online support service for young people in the UK aged eighteen and under, who help to look after someone in their family who has an illness, disability, drug or alcohol addiction or mental health condition.
Rethink siblings www.rethink.org/siblings/ Website and network for anyone whose brother or sister has experienced mental illness.
Time to Change http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/youngpeople National anti-stigma campaign run by the leading mental health charities Mind and Rethink. Part of the site is specifically for young people and has blogs written by people who have experienced mental health issues.
See Me Scotland www.seemescotland.org.uk/home Five Scottish mental health organisations have formed an alliance called See Me, which is Scotland's national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health.
What's On Your Mind? 'see me's new young people's campaign. http://www.seemescotland.org/whatsonyourmind/teachers Brilliant new campaign from See Me Scotland aimed 13 - 15 year olds. Excellent activity ideas and information based on a powerful film about the importance of being a friend to someone with a mental health problem.
Time to Change http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/ National anti-stigma campaign run by the leading mental health charities Mind and Rethink.
Stamp Out Stigma http://www.stampoutstigma.co.uk/ This local but ambitious campaign in the NW England aims to change the way we see, think and talk about mental health by addressing people's fears, breaking down walls and stamping out the stigma. Excellent website and campaign ideas.
ucancope.org http://ucancope.org The U Can Cope coalition now includes more than one hundred UK organisations - from mental health bodies to the Professional Cricketers’ Association - to spread the message that it is possible to overcome suicidal thoughts and feelings and that there are many resources available to help those who are struggling to cope.
Royal College of Psychiatrists http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/ Online mental health resource for the public and professionals. Lots of excellent factsheets aimed at a number of different audiences.
Mind http://www.mind.org.uk/ Leading mental health charity for England and Wales.
Rethink http://www.rethink.org/ Leading national mental health membership charity that works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.
ChiMat: tackling stigma toolkit www.chimat.org.uk/tacklingstigma Online updated version of the National CAMHS Support Service's toolkit. Excellent stigma background.
NHS Annual Survey of Attitudes to Mental Illness www.ic.nhs.uk/statistics-and-data-collections/mental-health/mental-health-surveys
BBC Health www.bbc.co.uk/health/ Encyclopaedic website covering all aspects of health.
Channel 4 health www.channel4.com/health/microsites/H/health/magazine/index.html Magazine-style website covering all aspects of health.
Cornwall Healthy Schools http://www.cornwallhealthyschools.org/
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust http://www.cornwallfoundationtrust.nhs.uk/CornwallFoundationTrust/HomePage.aspx Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) is the principal provider of mental health and learning disability services to people living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Great Ormond Street Hospital website has a section for teenagers about mental health and mental health problems with useful information. http://www.gosh.nhs.uk/teenagers/general-health-advice/mental-health/
Mental Health Foundation www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ UK charity for mental health research, policy and service improvement.
Teachers Media (formerly Teachers' TV) www.teachersmedia.co.uk/my-school-life/secondary/personal-wellbeing Good background to mental health issues in the secondary school.
Young People in Focus http://www.studyofadolescence.org.uk/ This UK charity was formerly known as the Trust for the Study of Adolescence. By promoting evidence-based practice It enables organisations and individuals that work with young people and their families to improve what they do. It does this through research and evaluation, training and publications.
My Life www.mylife4schools.org.uk/MyLife/about/ Interactive resource developed by the Children's Society to help children aged 7 to 11 develop the skills they need for a healthy, happy childhood. Worth a look even for secondary teachers - some useful ideas.
NHS Choices: mental health www.nhs.uk/Conditions/mental-health/Pages/Introduction.aspx NHS Choices describes itself as the online 'front door' to the NHS and the country's biggest health website. Excellent and informative resources including videos of people discussing experiences of mental health problems and stigma.
Talk Out Loud Nottingham Mental Health Stigma programme created by Young People with mental health needs. http://www.talkoutloud.info/
CHIMAT the Child and Maternal Health Intelligence network have a great Tackling Stigma toolkit http://www.chimat.org.uk/tacklingstigma
Specific mental health problems
B-eat: beat eating disorders www.b-eat.co.uk/Home Beat, the working name of the Eating Disorders Association, is the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.
Eating Disorders Advice. http://www.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk/about/#sthash.xZf2c0EU.dpbs The aim of eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk is to provide help, support, information and guidance to parents and teachers of young people with eating disorders.
OCD-UK www.ocduk.org/ OCD-UK aims to bring the facts about obsessive compulsive disorder to the public and to support those who suffer from this often debilitating anxiety disorder.
Samaritans www.samaritans.org/ Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, twenty-four hours a day, for people in the UK and Ireland who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide.
National Self-Harm Network www.nshn.co.uk/ UK charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self-harm (directly or in a caring role).
Harmless http://www.harmless.org.uk/. Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals
Depression Alliance www.depressionalliance.org/ UK charity for people affected by depression.
Alzheimer's Society http://alzheimers.org.uk/ The Alzheimer's Society works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Uthink http://www.rethink.org/young_people/uthink/index.html%20 Programmes developed by Uthink include recovery learning programmes for young people who have experienced first episode psychosis.
TheSite.org www.thesite.org/ TheSite.org aims to be the first place all young adults turn to when they need support and guidance through life. Includes sections on self-harm, eating disorders etc.
Youth Health Talk http://www.youthhealthtalk.org/ This is a website about young people’s real life experiences of health and lifestyle. Featuring interviews with young people on a range of health issues including mental health.