YOUNG MINDS – Help for Children or Parents affected by Mental Health issues

If you know any children or young people who might be struggling to manage their mental health, the Young Minds website is an excellent resource. Information of all kinds for the young people or their parents, including the impacts of Coronavirus.

Are you a young person in crisis?

Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

If you need urgent help, text YM to 85258.
All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.
Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

Parents Helpline

Call the Parents Helpline for detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person up to the age of 25.

Call for free on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am – 4pm, Mon – Fri.
The Parents Helpline is available in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
You’ll get through to a trained adviser who will listen and talk through your concerns in complete confidence.
Your adviser will help you to understand your child’s behaviour and give you practical advice on what to do next.
If you need further help, they’ll arrange for one of our qualified mental health professionals to call you for a 50-minute telephone consultation within seven days.
Please note, calls may be recorded for monitoring or training purposes.

Hard of hearing or speech-impaired? Please use Typetalk or Textdirect to contact them, or use the Parents Webchat.
If English is not your first language, they can arrange for an interpreter as a member of LanguageLine.

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