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Mental Health Resources for Young People

The resources below include results relating to a variety of mental health conditions as well as more general mental health information. To narrow your results to one of these topics, select from the keywords below:

Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Depression Eating Disorders OCD Panic Attacks PTSD Schizophrenia

Here are the resources we found for mental health for young people:

‘We all have mental health’

(Featured resource)‘We All Have Mental Health’ is an animation designed to give young people aged 11-14 a common language and understanding of what we mean by mental health and how we can look after it. It’s ideal for young people themselves, for teachers to use as a lesson starter, and for parents or families to start a conversation with a child or young person.

Be in your Mate’s Corner: Listen, Don’t Judge

1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem this year. If your mate is acting differently, listen; don’t judge. Send them a snap, hit them up on whatsapp, or just call them and let them know you are here to help if they need someone to listen.

Be in your Mate’s Corner: Just Reach Out

1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem this year. If your mate is acting differently, just reach out. Send them a snap, hit them up on whatsapp, or just call them and let them know you are here to help if they need someone to listen.

Undiagnosed autism in school

“This is my experience of going through 9 years of school with undiagnosed autism”. Personal reflections from a GCSE student about the effect that her autism has had upon her mental health and schooling, and how delays in diagnosis and putting support in place made things much, much worse.

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The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

(Featured resource)Depression can be treated – talking about it is the first step. Teachers, doctors, employers, university staff are all reached by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust as they are people who can spot when someone might be in trouble. The training provided by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust gives them the confidence to open a conversation and give vital first-line support. They also talk to young people and their families and give them to tools they need to stay mentally well.

MIND, the Mental Health Charity

(Featured resource)Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. MIND believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

Young Minds

(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

How to Cope with Money Worries

When you’re struggling with financial responsibilty, your mental health can often be affected. The NHS has put together this webpage to help anyone, not just young people, cope with the pressures of finances. It contains a number of helpful hints and tips to guide you through financial process while maintaining your mental health.

How to look after your Mental Health

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. On this webpage, or in the optional download, there are 10 practical ways to look after your mental health. Making simple changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up a lot of time. Any one can follow this advice. Why not start today?

How to Protect your Mental Health Online

An article about the dangers of the internet may have your eyebrows raised but don’t fret, The Mix is not about to preach to you about how it was better back in the day. The Mix wants to explore how to look after your mental health online and rise above the all-consuming demands of social media.

10 Ways to Look after your Mental Health at Christmas

The festive season is a time of joy and spending time with loved ones, but it can also be one of the most stressful and lonely periods of the year. During the December rush – frantic present buying and New Year part preparations – followed by the sudden ‘lull’ of January, it is important to try and remember how to maintain your mental health and wellbeing. This poster contains just 10 of the ways t take care so you can avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Mental Health and Muslim Communities

This booklet contains specific information on mental health in the Muslim communities. It includes several different types of mental health problems, the stigma of mental health, causes of mental health problems in Asian/Muslim women, mental health and Islam and how to participate in Ramadan when you struggle with your mental health.

How to look after your Mental Health

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. On this webpage, or in the optional download, there are 10 practical ways to look after your mental health. Making simple changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up a lot of time. Any one can follow this advice. Why not start today?

Action for Happiness Calendars

These fantastic calendars give you a different objective for each day to take care of yourself and your family and friends, and to build your wellbeing. Each month has a different theme (‘Self Care September’ and so on), with new calendars published each month.

Blog / personal article

Personal Stories about Mental Health

Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year and no one should feel ashamed. The personal stories about mental health that are shared on the time to change website mean that together, we can end the stigma surrounding mental health.

Coping at Christmas – 5 Top Tips to look after your Mental Health

This article from clinical psychologist Amaryllis Roy from Priory Hospital Bristol discusses the pressure that Christmas can put on mental health and shares five top tips to help you cope over the holiday period.

Audio

Bullying and Mental Health – in Conversation with Jodie Goodacre, Time to Change Young Champion

(Featured resource)Jodie Gooacre is one of Time To Change’s Young Champions, young people with direct experience of mental health issues who work alongside the Time To Change team to break down the stigma around mental health. In this conversation, she discusses the impact of bullying on mental health with Richard Anderson from HeadStart Wolverhampton.

App / online service View all apps / online services

Catch It App

The Catch It app contains a step by step mood tracker to help people track their moods. It includes space to include what mood you’ve experienced, how strong the mood was, when you experienced the mood and where you were at the time. It then allows you to explore the patterns in your moods to identify triggers, with the hope that you can modify behaviours to support your own well-being.

Elefriends

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but not there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.

Cypher

Everyone has feelings and secrets, and deep down we want to share them. Where to share them is sometimes the problem. Cypher provides just the place, not only share feelings but to receive support from peers. You can sign up anonymously and start using the app straight away.

News article

My Mind and Me

Radio 1 have just launched a campaign around mental health to run throughout 2017. Called My Mind & Me, it will give young people a platform to explore & discuss a broad spectrum of issues around their mental health.

Mental health issues in young people up sixfold in England since 1995

Six times more children and young people in England have mental health conditions than a generation ago, research has revealed.

‘We all have mental health’

(Featured resource)‘We All Have Mental Health’ is an animation designed to give young people aged 11-14 a common language and understanding of what we mean by mental health and how we can look after it. It’s ideal for young people themselves, for teachers to use as a lesson starter, and for parents or families to start a conversation with a child or young person.

Be in your Mate’s Corner: Listen, Don’t Judge

1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem this year. If your mate is acting differently, listen; don’t judge. Send them a snap, hit them up on whatsapp, or just call them and let them know you are here to help if they need someone to listen.

Be in your Mate’s Corner: Just Reach Out

1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem this year. If your mate is acting differently, just reach out. Send them a snap, hit them up on whatsapp, or just call them and let them know you are here to help if they need someone to listen.

Organisation View all organisations

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

(Featured resource)Depression can be treated – talking about it is the first step. Teachers, doctors, employers, university staff are all reached by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust as they are people who can spot when someone might be in trouble. The training provided by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust gives them the confidence to open a conversation and give vital first-line support. They also talk to young people and their families and give them to tools they need to stay mentally well.

MIND, the Mental Health Charity

(Featured resource)Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. MIND believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

How to Cope with Money Worries

When you’re struggling with financial responsibilty, your mental health can often be affected. The NHS has put together this webpage to help anyone, not just young people, cope with the pressures of finances. It contains a number of helpful hints and tips to guide you through financial process while maintaining your mental health.

How to look after your Mental Health

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. On this webpage, or in the optional download, there are 10 practical ways to look after your mental health. Making simple changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up a lot of time. Any one can follow this advice. Why not start today?

10 Ways to Look after your Mental Health at Christmas

The festive season is a time of joy and spending time with loved ones, but it can also be one of the most stressful and lonely periods of the year. During the December rush – frantic present buying and New Year part preparations – followed by the sudden ‘lull’ of January, it is important to try and remember how to maintain your mental health and wellbeing. This poster contains just 10 of the ways t take care so you can avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Mental Health and Muslim Communities

This booklet contains specific information on mental health in the Muslim communities. It includes several different types of mental health problems, the stigma of mental health, causes of mental health problems in Asian/Muslim women, mental health and Islam and how to participate in Ramadan when you struggle with your mental health.

How to look after your Mental Health

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. On this webpage, or in the optional download, there are 10 practical ways to look after your mental health. Making simple changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up a lot of time. Any one can follow this advice. Why not start today?

Blog / personal article

Personal Stories about Mental Health

Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year and no one should feel ashamed. The personal stories about mental health that are shared on the time to change website mean that together, we can end the stigma surrounding mental health.

Coping at Christmas – 5 Top Tips to look after your Mental Health

This article from clinical psychologist Amaryllis Roy from Priory Hospital Bristol discusses the pressure that Christmas can put on mental health and shares five top tips to help you cope over the holiday period.

App / online service View all apps / online services

Catch It App

The Catch It app contains a step by step mood tracker to help people track their moods. It includes space to include what mood you’ve experienced, how strong the mood was, when you experienced the mood and where you were at the time. It then allows you to explore the patterns in your moods to identify triggers, with the hope that you can modify behaviours to support your own well-being.

Elefriends

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but not there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.

News article

My Mind and Me

Radio 1 have just launched a campaign around mental health to run throughout 2017. Called My Mind & Me, it will give young people a platform to explore & discuss a broad spectrum of issues around their mental health.

Mental health issues in young people up sixfold in England since 1995

Six times more children and young people in England have mental health conditions than a generation ago, research has revealed.

‘We all have mental health’

(Featured resource)‘We All Have Mental Health’ is an animation designed to give young people aged 11-14 a common language and understanding of what we mean by mental health and how we can look after it. It’s ideal for young people themselves, for teachers to use as a lesson starter, and for parents or families to start a conversation with a child or young person.

Be in your Mate’s Corner: Listen, Don’t Judge

1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem this year. If your mate is acting differently, listen; don’t judge. Send them a snap, hit them up on whatsapp, or just call them and let them know you are here to help if they need someone to listen.

Be in your Mate’s Corner: Just Reach Out

1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem this year. If your mate is acting differently, just reach out. Send them a snap, hit them up on whatsapp, or just call them and let them know you are here to help if they need someone to listen.

Organisation View all organisations

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

(Featured resource)Depression can be treated – talking about it is the first step. Teachers, doctors, employers, university staff are all reached by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust as they are people who can spot when someone might be in trouble. The training provided by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust gives them the confidence to open a conversation and give vital first-line support. They also talk to young people and their families and give them to tools they need to stay mentally well.

MIND, the Mental Health Charity

(Featured resource)Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. MIND believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

Audio

Bullying and Mental Health – in Conversation with Jodie Goodacre, Time to Change Young Champion

(Featured resource)Jodie Gooacre is one of Time To Change’s Young Champions, young people with direct experience of mental health issues who work alongside the Time To Change team to break down the stigma around mental health. In this conversation, she discusses the impact of bullying on mental health with Richard Anderson from HeadStart Wolverhampton.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

How to Cope with Money Worries

When you’re struggling with financial responsibilty, your mental health can often be affected. The NHS has put together this webpage to help anyone, not just young people, cope with the pressures of finances. It contains a number of helpful hints and tips to guide you through financial process while maintaining your mental health.

How to look after your Mental Health

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. On this webpage, or in the optional download, there are 10 practical ways to look after your mental health. Making simple changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up a lot of time. Any one can follow this advice. Why not start today?

10 Ways to Look after your Mental Health at Christmas

The festive season is a time of joy and spending time with loved ones, but it can also be one of the most stressful and lonely periods of the year. During the December rush – frantic present buying and New Year part preparations – followed by the sudden ‘lull’ of January, it is important to try and remember how to maintain your mental health and wellbeing. This poster contains just 10 of the ways t take care so you can avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Mental Health and Muslim Communities

This booklet contains specific information on mental health in the Muslim communities. It includes several different types of mental health problems, the stigma of mental health, causes of mental health problems in Asian/Muslim women, mental health and Islam and how to participate in Ramadan when you struggle with your mental health.

How to look after your Mental Health

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. On this webpage, or in the optional download, there are 10 practical ways to look after your mental health. Making simple changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up a lot of time. Any one can follow this advice. Why not start today?

Blog / personal article

Personal Stories about Mental Health

Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year and no one should feel ashamed. The personal stories about mental health that are shared on the time to change website mean that together, we can end the stigma surrounding mental health.

Coping at Christmas – 5 Top Tips to look after your Mental Health

This article from clinical psychologist Amaryllis Roy from Priory Hospital Bristol discusses the pressure that Christmas can put on mental health and shares five top tips to help you cope over the holiday period.

App / online service View all apps / online services

Catch It App

The Catch It app contains a step by step mood tracker to help people track their moods. It includes space to include what mood you’ve experienced, how strong the mood was, when you experienced the mood and where you were at the time. It then allows you to explore the patterns in your moods to identify triggers, with the hope that you can modify behaviours to support your own well-being.

Elefriends

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but not there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that care. When you’re dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, the peer support will help you get through it.

News article

My Mind and Me

Radio 1 have just launched a campaign around mental health to run throughout 2017. Called My Mind & Me, it will give young people a platform to explore & discuss a broad spectrum of issues around their mental health.

Mental health issues in young people up sixfold in England since 1995

Six times more children and young people in England have mental health conditions than a generation ago, research has revealed.