The Youth Wellbeing Directory produced by Anna Freud may also be useful for finding free local and national support services. You can search by postcode/area, by name of service, or by issue or topic here.
is a fantastic resource that has sections for young people, parents and professionals. There is lots of information on all aspects of young people's mental health.
Crisis text service Shout is the UK’s 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
just text 'Shout' to 85258
Stem4 offers lots of advice and information for teenagers with mental health conditions.
NHS Choices have a hub of information on young people's mental health which has information on when to seek support for low mood and information on specific topics such as self-harm and bipolar disorder.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) provides a register of counsellors and psychotherapists accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. We recommend that you go via this website if you are interested in paying for private therapy.
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. It provides signposting and information and is open 24 hours.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has series of leaflets and films for young people, parents and carers on wide variety of mental health.
Beat are an Eating Disorder charity and have lots of information on their website, plus helplines for young people and adults.
StudentMinds - is the UK's student mental health charity. They want students to have the skills, knowledge and confidence to talk about their mental health and look out for their peers
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Prevention and Intervention Project, Time4U, offers emotional help through talking therapies. Delivered locally by national charity Embrace - Child Victims of Crime (CVOC), the project also helps young people who use violence and abuse as a result of being themselves traumatised or victims of other types of abuse. The service is available for young people aged between 13 and 19 (or up to the age of 24 if they have additional needs) who have been affected by sexual violence and regardless of their gender identity. Therapeutic support is available from their counselling service. Click here for their referral form.
For more information visit their website: www.embracecvoc.org.uk.