Children’s Mental Health Support

If you're worried about a child or need advice and support for coping with anything affecting your child's mental health or wellbeing, there are different ways to seek help and support. 

We have put together the following links to information about children’s mental health (and where parents and children/young people can access help and about talking about it).  

General Support





You can find a post about looking after your family’s mental health during coronavirus on our website. Our coronavirus page also has several links to information about mental health


You can find more information useful during lockdown, including links to mental health information, on the Lockdown page of our website


List of helplines & websites, (Young Minds)

The Shout Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 - text SHOUT to 85258 for any emotional/mental health crisis.

Young Minds Crisis Messenger Service is there 24/7 for anyone up to the age of 25 experiencing a mental health crisis

The Papyrus HopeLine is open 9am - 10pm weekdays and 2pm - 10pm weekends and bank holidays: 0800 068 4141.

The Samaritans’ number is free 116 123 or email (there is also a self-help app available from the Samaritans website

Time to Talk Day