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Children’s Mental Health

If you are looking for help for a child, teen or student with mental health issues, then you’ve come to the right place. This is where you’ll find tonnes of organisations with information, advice and support for children's mental health. 

Finding Help for Child & Teen Mental Health

We know that it’s vital that you and your whole family get the right support at the right time when a child or young person is struggling with mental health problems. 

That’s why the Sky Badger team have been working tirelessly to gathering some of the very best mental health charities & organisations available to help you in the UK.

This is where you’ll find out how to help children, teens and students with mental health issues.

Many of these charities and organisations also support family members and friends too. You can find advice, information, counselling, helplines and much, much more.

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 Other Specific Mental Health Conditions

Keep scrolling down to find lots of mental health support. However, if you're looking for information and advice about a specific condition such as anorexia, self-harming or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, then click the links below.

Find Mental Health Advice & Support

Most of these organisations work with children and young people of all ages although some also specialise in supporting students. Please take your time and don't forget to check out our massive mental health directory for loads more places to find support.

Here are some of our favourites charities working with anxiety in children, teen mental health and student mental health to get you started...

Anxiety in children & teen mental health

Young Minds has lots of ways to help children and young people who are experiencing any kind of mental health problem. They run a range of schemes to help promote good mental health in schools across the UK as well as guidance towards more 1 to 1 support. There is also a managed service by young people for young people to be able to talk with someone who understands their problems.

You can also call the Young Minds Parent's Helpline on: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines)

CAMHS is part of the NHS mental health services, specifically dedicated to children and young people in England. They can provide a range of services and people to help including help from psychiatrists, psychologists, support workers, nurses and occupational therapists.

You may need a referral from someone who works with your child, often a general practitioner (GP), teacher or social worker. However, some clinics also accept self-referrals from young people or parents and carers.

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are here to support you.

Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to them by calling 0800 1111 or by email using this LINK or you can chat 1-2-1 with a counsellor. Whatever feels best for you.

Mind provides advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem in the UK. They support young people and you can contact them through their helpline or drop in centres around the country.  They offer a range of other services including help with housing or employment concerns and also host training schemes for schools and employers.

Student mental health

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Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking. Alongside clinically-validated information and resources it presents the experiences, strategies and advice of students themselves – after all, who better to speak to their peers about how depression can be overcome.

Student Minds

Student Minds run groups so that students experiencing mental health difficulties have access to a supportive environment in which they can talk about life, university and what they are doing to keep their lives on track.

Nightline is a listening, emotional support, information and supplies service, run by students for students. Nightlines are open at night, run by trained, caring, fellow student volunteers. Nightline can be contacted by phone, face to face, by email or by online chat. There are Nightline services at many universities around the UK and elsewhere. Additional services such as information and supplies are also often available.

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Use our directory to find lots of other charities and organisations here to help you and your whole family.

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