Mental Health Advice and Support

Mental Health Advice and Support

There are lots of helplines and support groups for mental health and wellbeing. Some are specific to an issue, others give general advice and support to families. 

There are many types of mental health issues. Listed here are the most common ones. It is always best to start by talking to your GP as mental health is complex and your child's anxieties may be a combination of factors.

The most important thing to do if you are worried about your child or teenager is to seek advice from a professional such as a GP, Educational Psychologist, Counsellor or talk to someone from the many support groups available for free.


Emotional wellbeing and mental health directory for Sandwell children, young adults and their families.

Types of Mental Health Issues

There are many types of mental health issues. Listed here are the most common ones. It is always best to start by talking to your GP as mental health is complex and your child's anxieties may be a combination of factors.

Depression

Anxiety

Fears and phobias

Panic Attacks

Obsessions and compulsions

Self Harm 

Eating Disorders

ADHD

Substance Abuse

Bullying

Cyber Bullying

Uncontrollable anger

Low self esteem

Helplines and Support

NHS Every Mind Matters

NHS mental health advice and support 


Childline

Children can get support at any time by calling 0800 1111 or going online to chat to a trained counsellor.


KOOTH

mental wellbeing support


KRUNCH

support for young people in Sandwell


Black Country Emotional Support

NHS mental health support in Sandwell


Health for Teens

information, advice and a confidential chat line for teenagers


NHS Mental Health Services

How to access NHS mental health services


ThinkNinja

ThinkNinja is an app specifically designed to educate 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well.


See, Hear, Respond Support Hub

Barnardo's emotional support hub with information and resources to support families 


MindEd Hub

free educational resources on children and young people's mental health 


Place2Be

supporting children's mental health


Voice Box

young people's stories, thoughts and feelings on mental health and wellbeing


7 ways to support children and young people who are worried

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families free guide giving seven ways you can use CBT to help children and young people who may be experiencing anxiety.


Shout Text Line

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging service for anyone in the UK. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope.

To start a conversation, text ‘TeamKPG’ to 85258. You’ll receive four automated messages before you’re connected to someone who will listen without judgement. This is usually within 5 minutes but if the service is busy, it can take a little longer


Young Minds

UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.

No young person needs to feel alone with their mental health. Young people can get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.


Samaritans

Call 116 123 any time day or night to talk to someone who will listen without judgement


Rethink

Mental health advice and information.


Be There

Support for young people struggling with mental health.


Papyrus

Confidential suicide prevention advice line for young people.


Anger Management

Uncontrollable anger

NHS advice on anger management.


ADHD

ADHD

Signs and symptons of ADHD


Bullying and Cyberbullying

Bullying

Advice on bullying at school.

Cyber Bullying

Coping with online bullying.

Self Harm

Harmless

Advice on self harm and suicide prevention

Self Injury

Self injury support for women and girls.

Guide for parents

A guide for parents coping with their child's self-harm.

Self Harm

NHS advice on where to get help with self-harm.

Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders

Free confidential advice and support service.


NHS Advice on Eating Disorders

NHS advice on where to get help.


Talk ED

Let's Talk Eating Disorders confidential advice and support.

Low Self Esteem

Low Self Esteem

NHS advice on raising self esteem.


ThinkNinja

ThinkNinja is an app specifically designed to educate 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well.


See, Hear, Respond Support Hub

Barnardo's emotional support hub with information and resources to support families.


CALM

Free confidential helpline for anyone thinking about suicide.


Living Life to the Full

Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resilience.

Anxiety and Depression

Depression

NHS advice on depression.


Anxiety

NHS advice on anxiety disorders in children.


Anxiety UK

Support services to cope with anxiety.


Side By Side

MIND online community for advice and support.


The Mix

One to one peer support for under 25's.


Welldoing

Find the right therapist.


Young Minds

Suppporting young people with their mental health.

Fears, Phobias and Panic Attacks

Fears and phobias

NHS advice and support


Panic Attacks

NHS advice and support


No Panic

Support and advice helpline for anyone suffering from panic attacks.

Obsessions and Compulsions

Obsessions and compulsions

NHS advice and support.


OCD Action

Support and advice for anyone with OCD.


OCD UK

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

NHS advice on where to get help for addiction and substance abuse.


Talk to Frank

Drugs advice and support.


Action Rehab

Action Rehab  helpline for individuals living with addiction.

Page last reviewed: 22/06/2023

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