HAFAL (Wales)

Hafal are a Welsh mental health charity that encourage recovery from serious mental health for yourself, with their tools and support they also encourage carers and family to help people improve their lives generally.  They work with a range of conditions across the whole of Wales.

They also campaign to improve mental health services for children and young people in Wales.

NHS Mental Health Services

This link gives you information about the strategies and plans that are in place and will be put in place to maintain and improve mental health services for children and young people in England.

There are links to the “Future In Mind” taskforce which specifically aims to improve services for children and young people.

Time To Change

Time to Change are an organisation that encourage us to think more positively about our own mental health and how we see it in others.  By removing stigmas and negativity we can help each other.

They work with MIND the mental health charity and others to provide this online service to people in the UK.

They work in communities, schools and workplaces to deliver programmes that help us to improve how we see mental health.

OCD Action

OCD Action is the national charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). They provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD. They have a phone and email support as well as local groups all over the UK.

OCD Youth

OCD Youth aims to increase awareness and access to support for anyone under 25 affected by OCD. OCD Youth is run by young people with OCD, for young people with OCD. We organise trips and outings, run online meet-ups, take part in campaigning activities, manage a youth website and social media channels, write articles and awareness resources, produce videos and media, and much more.
They also have an email heldesk and an online forum.
Helpdesk: youthhelpline@ocdaction.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation

The Foundation offers a range of support services across the whole of the UK including help for children and young people in schools.

They also promote ways to deal with mental health issues.

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)

SAMH currently operates 60 services across the whole of Scotland to support people with their mental health. You can contact them through their helpline to discuss the variety of options and services near you.

CAMHS (children and adolescent mental health services)

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.


Rethink will guide you to Mental Health Support Services in the UK or information through their helpline (restricted hours) or online information service. They have lots of useful guides about how to maintain good Mental health and who to ask for support when you need it.

Mind (The Mental Health Charity)

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.