Mental health is often difficult to talk about but 1 in 10 children have a diagnosed mental health problem. Below we have listed a number of links that offer advice and support.
Kooth - Kooth is a free online service offering emotional and mental health support for children and young people, aged 11-25. Users can have a drop-in chat with a counsellor, therapist or book a one-to-one session. They have a monitored online forum and users can also record a journal.
Off the Record - Off the Record provides free and confidential mental health support, information and workshops for young people aged 11-25 in Bristol. 0808 808 9120
TESS - TESS is a text and email support service that is run by Self Injury Support, which offers help to girls and young women up to 24 in the UK who are affected by self-harm. 0780 047 2908 (Open Sunday - Friday, 7-9pm).
Anorexia & Bulimia Care (ABC) - ABC offers personal, ongoing, emotional support and practical guidance for recovery for people struggling with Anorexia Nervose, Bulimia Nervosa and binge eating, in addition to related self-harm. 03000 11 12 13
BEAT - BEAT is the UK's leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape. Youthline: 0345 634 7650
Bullying UK - Provides advice on all aspects of bullying. 0808 800 2222
Childline - A 24-hour helpline for children and young people to discuss any issues they're concerned about. 0800 1111
National Self Harm Network - Support for individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life.
NHS Choices: Young People and Mental Health - An information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.
Papyrus - A national charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide among young people. 0800 068 4141
Talk to Frank - Friendly, confidential advice on drugs. 0300 123 6600 / live chat, text: 82111
The Mix - Support and information about how to cope with various issues, whether it's mental health, money, relationships, finding a job, or drugs. 0808 808 4994
Time to Change - Time to Change is a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health.
Winston's Wish - A leading childhood bereavement charity offering practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals. 08452 03 04 05
Young Minds - Young Minds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. 020 7089 5050
It can seem difficult to keep up-to-date with the technology that children use. You can find out much more information and support about digital technologies here:
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