Mental Health and Wellbeing Support Hub
Do you need immediate help?
You can call any of the numbers below, or visit the websites, for support and someone to talk to. No problem is too big or too small. These are all free services.
Childline – 0800 1111
Samaritans – 116 123
YoungMinds – text YM to 85258
Papyrus – Prevention of young suicide.
Papyrus – How can I look after myself?
Access to General Information and Resources
BBC Advice – Providing advice for a range of topics such as studying, sex and relationships, bullying and more.
BBC Bitesize – Support on a variety of topics ranging from studying remotely to body image issues to stress management.
Disrespect Nobody – All about Healthy Relationships, whether that is with friends, family or yourself.
Health for Teens – Offering a huge variety of information and advice for all teenage based health issues that may arise.
Kent Resilience Hub – Supporting 10 – 16 year olds cope better with the pressures of everyday life.
Kent Youth Health – A service for young people between the ages of 4-19, providing advice and support for a range of different mental health issues.
Maidstone Mind Youth Services – Providing youth programmes, exploring mindfulness, yoga sessions, youth counselling, youth recovery plans and other services.
NCS – Giving you a clearer idea of what you want from your future. Specifically
for 16 and 17 year olds.
NHS – Healthy eating – Information and tips for a healthy diet.
Samaritans Self-Help – Explore relaxation techniques straight away however you are feeling.
Students Against Depression – A website for students, by students. Providing a calm environment and resources to help if you are struggling with low mood, depression or anxiety.
The Mix – The UK’s leading support service for young people. Helping you face challenges you may be facing from mental health issues to financial issues to helping find a job.
What’s Up With Everyone – Animated stories and information aiming to increase Mental Health literacy in young people.
YoungMinds – Bereavement – Providing help and support following the death of a relative, or somebody close to you.
Your Mind Plan – A free self-care tool that offers simple steps that can be taken to care for your mental health.
Alateen – Specifically for 12-17 year olds; Alateen offer support and meetings for those affected by relatives/friends who are alcoholics.
Childline – Alcohol – Information and advice on what to do if your parents are drinking too much alcohol.
Talk to Frank – Alcohol – Everything you need to know about alcohol from the risks to addiction to the law on alcohol.
Child Bereavement UK – Support and advice from bereaved young people, to bereaved young people.
Childline – Bereavement – Information, advice and who you can talk to when someone you know passes away.
Cruse – Offering support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.
Hope Again – A service specifically for young people that provides support, advice and information when someone close passes away.
Winston’s Wish – Supporting children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.
Body Image and Self-Esteem
Young Minds – Advice and support if you are struggling with your body image.
Young Minds – Advice and tips if you are struggling with your self-esteem.
Family Lives – Providing advice and support to young people affected by bullying, either at School, at home or online.
National Bullying Helpline – Help and advice for children being bullied.
Childline – Addiction – Information on addictions, and tips on how to beat an addiction.
Childline – Exam stress – Advice if you are worrying about exams and how to cope with the pressure of exams.
Childline – Family relationships – Advice and what to do if you and your family are not getting on.
Childline – Gender Identity – Advice on what to do if you are feeling confused about your gender, and how to cope with gender dysphoria.
Childline – Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships – Tips for ensuring a healthy relationship.
Childline – Home – Advice on different family issues from living in care, step families, being adopted and more.
Childline – Nobody is Normal – Aiming to help children understand that lacking confidence, feeling not good enough or that you don’t fit in, is a shared experience.
Childline – Online Gaming – Keeping safe during online gaming, and how to be aware of online grooming via online gaming.
Childline – Online Grooming – How to spot online grooming and what to do if you think you are being groomed online.
Childline – Puberty for Boys – Information on what happens to your body during puberty, and what to expect during puberty.
Childline – Puberty for Girls – Information on what happens to your body during puberty, and what to expect during puberty.
Childline – Sexting – Offering advice and support if consensual sexting has gone wrong.
Childline – Smoking – Advice on how to stop smoking, the law on smoking, the side effects caused and what to do if you are feeling pressured into smoking.
Childline – Staying Healthy – Tips for staying both physically and mentally healthy.
Childline – Staying Safe Online – Tips for staying safe online.
Childline Coronavirus – Ways to cope with Coronavirus, coping with lockdown and going to School.
YoungMinds – Tips, advice and guidance on where you can get support for your mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Mix – A hub of Coronavirus tips and information, including an interactive tool for you to talk to.
Childhood Bereavement Network – Offering support to young people who have been affected by a bereavement during Covid-19.
Oasis Domestic Abuse Service – Offering support and advice for those who have been affected by domestic abuse.
NSPCC – Protecting children from domestic abuse.
Talk to Frank – Providing honest information on everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law.
Talk to Frank – Feeling pressured to take drugs? – Ten ways to deal with feeling pressured into taking drugs.
Talk to Frank – What to do in an emergency? – Everything you need to know and do if you are with someone who needs medical help due to the consumption of drugs.
Beat – Aiming to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.
Health for Teens – Exam stress – 12 steps for getting you through exam day, and tips and techniques for surviving exam stress.
Young Minds – Exam stress – Advice and ways of dealing with the stress of taking exams at School.
Relate – Help for young adults – Offering support for building a healthy relationship, common problems in a relationship and offering support during a break up with a partner.
Gamcare – Youth Outreach Programmes providing free gambling awareness workshops directly to young people.
Royal College of Psychiatrists – Problem gambling – Providing answers to questions you may have about gambling, including the risks and help that can be provided.
Crossroads Kent Young Carers – Offering a range of support, advice, information and guidance to young carers under the age of 18.
Young Sibs – Help and advice for children who have a disabled sibling.
Mermaids – A host of resources available for the young LGBTQ+ community, along with a helpline and youth forum.
Stonewall Youth – A website dedicated to let all young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people know they are not alone; offering LGBTQ+ information and support.
The Be You Project – A safe, non-judgemental place to connect young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary or those who are questioning their sexuality.
Loneliness and Isolation
Children’s Society – You don’t have to feel lonely. Tips on dealing with and overcoming loneliness.
Young Minds – Advice and support if you are feeling lonely.
Young Minds – Advice and support if you are feeling lonely at School.
Campaign against living miserably (CALM) – Award-winning charity providing helplines and support dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
Head Meds – Straightforward and reliable information about mental health medication from trustworthy sources, specifically for young people.
Kooth – Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people struggling with their mental health.
Students Against Depression – A place to find help if you are feeling depressed, anxious or feel as though you are struggling to go on.
YoungMinds – Committed to improving young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection command – A secure website to make a report if you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online.
So You Got Naked Online – A resource that helps and advises young people who may find themselves in a situation where they (or a friend) have put a sexting image or video online and have lost control over that content and who it’s being shared with.
Thinkuknow – Advice for a variety of online topics such as gaming, dealing with pressure online, relationships and more.
Thinkuknow – Image sharing – What you should and should not do if a nude image is shared online or via social media.
Becoming a Teen – Boys – Exclusively for teenage boys, everything you need to know about becoming a teenager.
Becoming a Teen – Girls – Exclusively for teenage girls, everything you need to know about becoming a teenager.
Harmless – Providing a range of services, support and information about self-harm
and suicide prevention.
Mind – Provides information and tips for helping yourself including treatment and support, and guidance for friends and family.
Place2Be – Support for children and young people who are self-harming.
Brook – Free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing experts.
Get it – Free condoms and sexual health advice for young people.
Maidstone Sexual Health Services – Providing expert care on all areas of sexual health.
Sexwise – Honest advice about contraception, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, sexual wellbeing and places that can help with your sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing.
Health for Teens – Vaping – Facts about vaping and e-cigarettes, and the law surrounding e-cigarettes.
NHS – Guide to Quit Smoking – Under 18’s guide to quitting smoking.
Human Tech – Steps and tips to increase your digital well-being and regain control.
Young Minds – Tips and advice on how to enjoy a more positive time online.