Links between children’s use of social media and their mental health and wellbeing readily receives attention in the news. There are an array of features which parents and carers should be aware of which can contribute towards children experiencing ‘social pressures’...
In our tech-driven world, social media and mental health are interlinked in the lives of young people. This#WakeUpWednesday, we're looking at the positive and negative impacts of social media that trusted adults need to be aware of. Social Media is often...
Social Media is often scrutinised as having a negative impact on children’s mental health. Whilst currently there is not enough evidence or research to say whether this is true or not, there are certain ‘modern pressures’ connected with social media which trusted...
XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the...
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World Mental Health Day this year focused on young people and mental health in a changing world. In support of this a new set of resources for young people’s wellbeing was launched: the #HandsUp4HealthyMinds toolkit. We hope you find this toolkit helpful for...
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Whether you are a parent or carer or a young person looking for help and support you can visit the website below for many strategies and ways to get support for an array of Mental Health worries and concerns....
Please use the link below to gain advice and support on how to manage and avoid high levels of stress....
Follow the link below for the full Healthwatch Children & Young People's Mental Health Report 2018. The link also take you to the Healthwatch website that has a wealth of help, support and advice for many aspects of Health....
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is a children’s mental health charity with over 60 years’ experience of caring for young minds. Our vision is a world in which children and their families are effectively supported to build on their own strengths to achieve their goals in life.
The Listening Post
The Listening Post was established in 2017 as a distinct project of DACYM (Darlington Area Churches Youth Ministry). The Listening Post is a listening and mentoring project that seeks to help young people with low level mental health and well-being issues in order to prevent them escalating into something more long-lasting.
Leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. The crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find. Together, we are changing this. We’re fighting for young people’s mental health.
Young people can experience a range of mental health problems. Childhood and teenage years are a time when you are usually changing rapidly and developing all the time. You also often have to cope with many different situations and unfamiliar challenges like exams, relationships and the other pressures of growing up.
We’re here for you, whatever’s on your mind. We’ll support you. Guide you. Help you make decisions that are right for you. Our tips and techniques, ideas and inspirations, can help you feel more in control. You can access them in your own time, at your own pace! We have many useful ways to provide help and support including free 24 hour helpline, online 1:1 counselling support, information and advice board and toolbox kits.
XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. This provides young people a counselling service online, it is available Monday – Friday: 12pm – 10pm and Saturday & Sunday: 6pm – 10pm.
Online guide to life for 16-25 year olds. Straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day. Chat about any issue on our moderated discussion boards and live chat room.
Mental illness and suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, of any age, of any background, at any time. Like with physical illnesses, people don’t choose to have a mental health problem. And they need the appropriate care to get better. Mental illness and suicidal thoughts are common issues for young people. It can be difficult to know if a child is suffering as they often keep it to themselves. But we’re here to help you spot the signs and know how to support them.
Charity for the prevention of young suicide, offering confidential support and awareness training.
Information on youth counselling.
We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.
If something’s troubling you, get in touch:
Telephone our branch: 01325 465465 (local call charges apply) 01325 488679 (Recruitment Line Answer Phone)
National telephone: 116 123 (this number is free to call)
Email Samaritans: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our branch: Samaritans Darlington13 Woodland RoadDarlingtonCounty DurhamDL3 7BJ