There are so many services out there for young people to use, but most of the time many teenagers are either worried of approaching such services or don’t even know they exist.
Below we have listed many of the services young people are offered for free around the UK and globe. If you have any questions regarding these services please contact the organisation directly through their website.
Mental Health Services
For more information regarding ‘Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, please visit Young Minds
CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. CAMHS are specialist NHS services.
They offer assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
TO FIND YOUR LOCAL CAMHS SERVICE:
- speak to your GP who can refer you
- search online for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in your area
Children and young people and their families can be referred to CAMHS if children are finding it hard to cope with family life, school or the wider world. If these difficulties are too much for family, friends or GPs to help with, CAMHS may be able to assist.
Types of problems CAMHS can help with include violent or angry behaviour, depression, eating difficulties, low self-esteem, anxiety, obsessions or compulsions, sleep problems, self-harming and the effects of abuse or traumatic events. CAMHS can also diagnose and treat serious mental health problems such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Online advice and information can be found on the NHS Choices website
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.
A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have.
Sometimes the term “counselling” is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.
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Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm)
Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (24-hour helpline)
Charity offering support and carrying out research into mental illness.
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)
The Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)
Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7pm-10pm. Weekends 2pm-5pm)
Careers Advice and Services
More information regarding the National Careers Service can be found below
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