Future In Mind Children & Young People

Below you can find links to useful websites for advice.



Kooth is a safe, confidential and non-stigmatized way for young people to receive free counselling, advice and support on-line. The website is staffed by fully trained and qualified counsellors and available from 12pm until 10pm each night, and weekends from 6pm – 10pm, 365 days per year, it provides a much needed confidential and instant access service for young people aged 11-25. (Please click here to visit Kooth.com)


Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Driven by their experiences we campaign, research and influence policy and practice.




Childline are here for you, whatever is on your mind. They will support you. Guide you. Help you make decisions that are right for you. Childline offer tips and techniques, ideas and inspiration that can help you feel more in control and you can access them in your own time, at your own pace.


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They don't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.



The attitudes of others stop people with mental health problems getting the help and support they need. Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless. Together, we want everyone to open up to mental health; to talk and to listen.



Rethink Mental Illness believe that a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness. We provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems. When mental illness first hits you or your family, it can be hard to know who or what to trust. We give people clear, relevant information on everything from treatment and care to benefits and employment rights.


Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Find out why our service works and what you can expect when contacting us. If you have any concerns about our service before you try it, hear from others about how we've helped them. Please don’t suffer alone.



Rise Above is where you will find interesting and useful stuff from the web and beyond to get us all talking about the things that matter to us. You’ll find inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice.

There are lots of ways you can get involved. Sign up and sign in to comment, share your ideas with Team Rise Above or have a say on what we feature on the site.


Mental health issues with young people are common. This site is all about helping you to help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally. This site includes information about learning to help your friends and information on Anxiety, Weight Concerns, Depression, Psychosis, Self Harm, Being Fed up or Feeling Stressed. 



The Mix offers essential support for under 25's. You can get information about Sex & Relationships, Your Body, Mental Health, Drink & Drugs, Housing, Money, Work & Study, Crime & Safety and Travel & Lifestyle. You can gain support via Discussion Boards, Group Chats, Speak to advisors and find local services.


Have you been referred to CAMHS or are you interested in finding out about it?

This website features video interviews with real clinicians and young people. You might like to look at this with a friend, trusted adult, or your CAMHS worker.

This website has been created by young people with experience of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).


We know that it can be difficult to talk to people when you're having difficulties with your mental health.

Doc Ready helps you get ready for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health.


HeadMeds givesyoung people in the United Kingdom general information about medication. HeadMeds does not give you medical advice.

Please talk to your Doctor or anyone else who is supporting you about your own situation because everyone is different.




The counselling directory offers assistance with counselling queries and how to find Counsellors in your area. There is a useful What's Worrying You? section which inclues an A-Z guide of issues and information around these issues.



Big white wall is a safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals.

Available 24/7, Big White Wall is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly. Professionally trained Wall Guides ensure the safety and anonymity of all members.



Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed in 1970 by someone living with agoraphobia for those affected by anxiety disorders. Today we are still a user-led organisation, run by people with experience of living with anxiety or anxiety-based depression, supported by a high-profile medical advisory panel.




Alumina is an online course started by selfharm.co.uk for young people aged between 14 & 18. It doesn't matter how long you've been self-harming or what it means to you, Alumina is an opportunity to think more about it and work out what your next step might be.



Self Harm UK is where you can get help and support around talking to the Doctor, talking about Self Harm and how you can tell somene you are self harming, help and support around eating disorders and help and advice for parents.