Barnardo’s have been supporting children and young people for decades and now during the current crisis children’s mental health is suffering.  Barnardo’s have a whole team of support staff to talk to children and they have heaps of online resources to help them manage their own mental health and lockdown.

MyTherapy App

A mood tracker app that helps you learn and understand your moods by tracking your mental health on a daily basis.

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a member of the Association of Mental Health Providers and they provide support to people with any kind of anxiety disorder or phobia living in the UK.

They work with a variety of ages and provide support in a variety of ways, specialist helpline support, group sessions and online communities.


Off The Record

Off The Record offer a variety of ways to help support yourself with your own mental health in Croydon, Merton and Sutton.

You can make contact through their message boards or live chat app.

There are also drop in sessions in those locations.


Aware NI (Northern Ireland)

Aware are a charity that support people with depression and mental health issues in Northern Ireland. They have an impressive 24 local support groups so theres bound to be one near you. They also deliver mental health and wellbeing sessions in schools and colleges.

Breathing Space (Scotland)

Breathing Space (Scotland) provides a 24 hour weekend, weekday evenings helpline for people looking for advice when life gets overwhelming.  They offer one to one support about any mental health issues including depression, anxiety, stress & low mood.


Moodswings are a Manchester based charity who help people of all ages deal with emotional problems, anxiety, stress and other mental health conditions.

They do this by providing a range of services including telephone support, mentorships and group sessions.

SADA (Seasonal Affective Disorder Association)

SADA helps people of all ages with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) this condition can affect anyone during the long cold winter months.

They support across the UK in a variety of ways including lots of information about the right equipment you can buy, people and services that can help and self help measures that you can put in place.


When life gets too much we can always turn to this amazing charity to help, a friendly voice is at the end of a free phone call to anyone in the UK with any kind of mental health concern, suicidal thought or more stress than you can manage on your own.

They also have over 200 community programmes that you can  visit and take part in.  Their volunteers also work in schools and colleges to help support the emotional wellbeing of children and young people across the whole of the UK.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is a peer to peer support network for members. It’s a safe space to discuss any emotional problems and get advice on support on any kind of mental health concerns. There are also tools and advice available for you to access to help improve your wellbeing. This is a UK wide support website.