Children and Young Person Mental Health Support

Growing up can be challenging and testing for a young person trying to navigate how they feel about themselves and the world around them. For mental health advice and support for children and young people; please see below.

Support in Leicestershire:

Children and Families Service: The Children and Families Service provide early help services to a child, young person or family, where they are experiencing difficulties that cannot be supported by universal services, such as schools or GPs alone. You will also find advice on how to take care of your or your child's mental health and wellbeing, as well as how to get urgent help in situations when someone is in danger. Find more information about the service through the Children and Families Support Page.

Health For Kids: Health for Kids covers important features of a child’s health and development, including healthy minds, healthy bodies, health issues and where to get professional help and support. The site has a section aimed at children during their primary school years as well as a site for 'grown-ups' where you'll find support services, articles and advice. 

Health for Teens: Health for Teens introduces a new and different way for young people aged 11-19 to learn about their health. This website features bite-sized information on a comprehensive range of physical and emotional health topics for teenagers, including healthy eating, body image, managing stress, advice on relationships, puberty, sexuality and much more. 

Teen Health: Teen Health is a team of caring and dedicated Health and Wellbeing Officers who work across Leicestershire and Rutland to provide health and emotional wellbeing advice and support. We focus on young people of secondary school age and above, working hand in hand with you either at your secondary school or within your local community.

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS): CAMHS is an NHS service that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.

Early Intervention Service:  an emotional support service for those aged 5-18 living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland with low to moderate mental health needs.

Helplines for Young People: 

Tellmi: Tellmi is a safe, anonymous app where you can talk about absolutely anything.

Samaritans: 116 123. Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.

Mental Health Central Access Point (CAP): 24/7 free helpline for people of all ages in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Offering access to urgent support, signposting and referral for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

SHOUT: Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text us from wherever you are in the UK.

Advice Online for Children and Young Person Mental Health:

Mind: Local mental health services across England and Wales. Offers talking therapies, peer support and advocacy.

Barnardos: Practical information and emotional support for:Young people, Young people leaving care and Young carers

Childline: Information and advice for young people on topics like bullying, your body and relationships.

Anna Freud: Information, support and resources to help young people understand more about mental health and wellbeing.

Young Minds: Mental health support for young people, parents and carers. Includes information about mental health problems and medication.

Last updated: Thu 2 May, 2024 @ 14:07