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Posted: 18th November 2022

Support for Young People

We are a local mental health charity, aiming to empower individuals experiencing mental ill health to start on the pathway to recovery. We believe that the condition should never define the person, and will do everything we can to help.

To all young people, these are just some of the rights you have:

  • everywhere – the right to your own beliefs or religion and the right to be protected from violence and abuse
  • at home – the right to a standard of living, such as money, food and housing that meets your needs
  • at school or college – the right to education even if you don't go to school, you're in hospital or youth custody
  • at work – the right to breaks, time off for holidays and to be kept safe
  • when receiving care – the right to the best possible healthcare and the right to have your personal information kept private by professionals.

If your rights are being ignored:

Talk to a trusted adult – like your parent or teacher. They can talk things through with you and help you decide what to do next.

Get support from an advocate – advocates are people who can help you understand your rights, go to meetings with you, help get your voice heard and help you get the support you deserve. This could be a trusted friend or family member or it could be a professional advocate.

If you are a young person aged 8 to 25 experiencing struggles with your emotions or mental health, we offer a range of different support, including 1:1 mentoring, counselling, Dramatherapy, young male groups. Find out more about these here. The Yormind website that has fantastic helpful resources, as well as a mental health podcast.

General support for young people

Action for Children
Supports children, young people and families across England with emotional and practical care.

Practical information and emotional support for:

  • Young people
  • Young people leaving care
  • Young carers

Provides local services for further support in some regions.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

0800 58 58 58
Information and support for anyone who is struggling with things and needs to talk. Offers a helpline and webchat.


0800 1111
Information and advice for young people on topics like bullying, your body and relationships. Also provides:

  • A phone helpline
  • 1-2-1 online chats with counsellors
  • Online message boards
  • Welsh-speaking and BSL interpreter counsellors


0300 123 6600
82111 (textline)
Confidential support, advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.

Hub of Hope
A UK-wide database of mental health charities and organisations offering advice and support.

Safe, anonymous online community and counselling for young people. Check on the website if it's available in your area.

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