Sources of support

Places where you can get support for your mental and emotional health

You might choose to speak to a teacher at your school that you know well. You can also speak to anyone in the school Student Welfare Team.

Your family doctor can help you with a whole range of issues related to your health and emotional wellbeing, alcohol and drugs, sexuality and other issues.

Alternatively you could look at one of the national charities that offer support and advice to young people on a range of issues:

ChildLine

Freephone: 0800 1111
Free 24-hour helpline and online support for children and young people, including information on your mental health, body issues, bullying, friends, family, relationships, school, plus an online toolbox of supports

YoungMinds

Support for young people’s mental health and wellbeing, including information on mental health symptoms, abuse, bullying, drug and alcohol use, self-harm and online pressures

Youth Access

Phone: 020 8772 9900
Details of local advice and counselling agencies for children and young people

FRANK

Friendly, confidential, drugs advice

Kooth

Free online support and counselling for young people

Mind

Infoline: 0300 123 3393 (Text: 86463)
National UK charity providing information on various mental health topics

NSPCC

Phone: 0800 1111
Specialises in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children

NHS Choices: Youth Mental Health

A free information hub offering young people advice and help on a range of topics, including depression, anxiety, stress, cyberbullying, bereavement, self-harm, body issues and more

 

 

 

When we visit your school, the research team will provide you with a pupil support sheet that has been made especially for your school. You’ll be asked to take this home with you. If you’d like to see what this sheet includes, please click on the images below for a closer look.