Children’s Mental Health

We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. It’s about how we think, feel and act. Sometimes we feel well, and sometimes we don’t.

It’s important to make sure you look after your own mental wellbeing, as this will help you support yourself and those you care about. 

Whether you want to understand more about how you’re feeling and find ways to feel better or support a friend, it’s important to know you’re not alone.

This page is full of advice and information on what to do if you’re struggling with how you feel. 

Let us know if you find these resources helpful. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please email westspace@health-in-mind.org.uk.


Factsheets

These factsheets will help you understand how you are feeling and what mental health is.

Information for 11-18 year olds on understanding mental health from Mind

Self help for children and young people from HappyMaps

Well-being resources from The Children’s Society

Support In Mind Scotland – It’s about you too  (A guide if you are living with someone who has a mental illness)

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information that will help you learn how to boost your mental health and wellbeing.

Child Line – Toolbox

Mental health and wellbeing – BBC Bitesize

Mental Health videos – CBBC Newsround

FeelsFM – Your Mental Health Jukebox

Organisations and services

Here is a list of UK wide organisations that support children’s mental health.

Childline

Barnardo’s

Mind

Anna Freud

Mental Health Support For Young People from YoungMinds

If you are looking for support in your area, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.


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