Supporting Your Child’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

Being a teenager is a tough gig at the best of times. With uncertainty about exams and their futures, not being able to socialize the way they used to and the challenge of keeping motivated and on task, it can, for some, become overwhelming. This section offers ideas of where to look for information, for support and guidance and some simple but effective ideas that you might want to use.

Ditch the label

Ditch the label are one of the largest youth charities in the world. If you’re aged 12-25, you can talk to us anything that is bothering you for free help and support. We’re mainly here to help with thinks such as bullying, mental health, cyberbullying, body-image, relationships, sex, identity and coming out.

Young Minds

Young mind are leading the movement to make sure every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. It takes courage to ask for help. But for many young people who do, the support they need just isn’t there.

Kooth

The Kooth team are here to provide free, safe and anonymous online support and counselling. The whole team are made up of friendly and experienced individuals who want to help you.

STEM 4

stem4 is a charity that promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them including their families and carers, education professionals, as well as school nurses and GPs through the provision of mental health education, resilience strategies and early intervention.

Mind

Information for parents and carers of young people aged 11-18 who are worried about their child’s wellbeing, and want to know how to support them.

Mental Health Foundation

Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Our mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health. Prevention is at the heart of what we do, because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place.

Useful Publications on Mental Health Issues

Support from Childline

NEED TO TALK? Get support We’re here for you on the phone or online. Or try getting support from other young people on our message boards. Contacting Childline Call us free on 0800 1111 or find out how to get in touch online. Whatever your worry, we’re here for you. Message boards Share your experiences, have fun and get support from other young people in similar situations. About Childline Find out who we are, what we do – and how we can help you.

Parenting Mental Health

If you’re looking for more information on how you can support your child through their mental health challenges.

Mental Helath.org

Guides for parents and carers to help children understand, protect and sustain their mental health.