Useful mental health websites

General mental health information:

CWP Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – website for young people, parents/carers and professionals

Head Meds – website about medication that is described in a way easy to understand for young people

Mind – website has an extensive collection of information and support for young people, parents and carers

Royal College of Psychiatrists – leaflets to download for parents and young people

Range of self-help materials for many mental health problems

Young peoples’ mental health charity

NHS Choices – information on all mental health difficulties – Information, research and resources

Action for happiness – Ways to improve mood – Self help materials

Dementia Reablement Service

The Alzheimer’s Society

Kooth – Online support for young people – Access to mental health support service for children & young people. Advice Line: 01244 397644, Monday – Friday 5pm – 10pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 8pm

Helplines: – ChildLine 0800 1111 – Samaritans 08457 90 90 90

Kooth– Online counselling service for young people

Youth2youth – 0208 896 3675 Young persons’ helpline run by young people

Young Minds Parent’s Helpline 0808 802 5544 or email

National Dementia Helpline – 0300 222 1122

Depression: – Self-help and relaxation for young people – Information and support around depression – Information about psychosis

Self Harm: – Supports young people who self harm – Includes helpful alternatives to self harm – Advice and support for self harm

Suicide: – Prevention of young suicide

Anxiety: – Anxiety help for young people – Advice and support for anxiety sufferers

OCD: – Information and support relating to OCD in young people

Eating Disorders: – The Eating Disorders Association and contains information on all aspects of eating disorders

ADHD: – For parents of children with ADHD – Information and resources – Information for children and adults

ASC: – National Autistic Society website – Cheshire Autism Practical Support

Drugs: – Downloadable materials, helpline and website

Bereavement: – Information and runs residentials – Helpful advice and information – Website for children and young people

Anger Difficulties: – Advice and support for dealing with anger

Helpful Apps

MindShift – for anxiety

Moodlytics – mood tracker

Sleepio – to improve sleep

Post Incident Learning – positive behaviour strategies

In Hand – help for times of stress and low mood

MoodPanda – interactive mood diary

Headspace – mindfulness meditation

Live Happy – to boost mood through activities

Moodometer – mood tracker

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