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Resources for supporting children and young people

 Resources for supporting children and young people’s mental health

Every Mind Matters – ways to support children and young people’s mental health

Place2Be - supporting your child with their mental health  Mental health support for parents and carers – Place2Be

Family Lives - support, advice and helpline for parents

Happy Maps – information, resources, and videos 

Action for Children – articles and access to a 1:1 chat online Mental health and wellbeing - Support for Parents from Action For Children

No Panic – information and activities to help those who suffer with panic attacks Home - NoPanic

Beat eating disorders – information and resources for support with eating disorders                                                                                                          

Stem 4 Self Harm – Stem 4 has information and resources to support with various mental health difficulties. This specific link will take you to the self harm page.                                                                                                               

Mermaids – support for children and young people who are gender-diverse and their families                                                                                                                              

Kooth – free and confidential online chat with a counsellor, read or join in on discussion boards, start your own journal, access to magazine articles about mental health.                                                                                                                                   

Stem4 – Information about different mental health difficulties and things you can do to start feeling better.                                                                                                                                        

Kidscape – support for children and young people that have experienced or are experiencing bullying Help With Bullying (                                                                                                                            

Rise above – Tips, games and resources for gaining confidence, tackling anxiety and other general life stuff.                                                    

The Proud Trusty - information and resources on LGBT+            


Apps for children, young people and families:

Think ninja – features strategies to help you manage your thoughts and feelings Stem 4 apps - 

  • Calm Harma free app to help manage or resist the urge to self-harm
  • Clear Fear – a free app to help manage symptoms of anxiety 
  • Move Mood – a free app to manage low mood and depression
  • Combined Minds – a free app to help families and friends provide mental health support                                      

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