Self-help websites for young people


YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. just as people’s bodies can become unwell, people’s minds can become unwell too. Mental health problems are more common than you. Ignite think. Three children in every classroom have a mental health problem. Young Minds offer information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. If you need to talk, they can let you know about organisations that listen, plus they offer online support info.


Kooth provides free online support for young people. Kooth counsellors are online Monday-Friday, 12 noon - 10pm and weekends, 6pm-10pm. You can speak to counsellors, read articles written by young people, get support from the Kooth community, write in a daily journal. XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.


ChildLine is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child or young person with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects. So, if you are worried about anything big or small don’t bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone. If there is something on your mind, ChildLine is there for you. You can visit the ChildLine explore section for advice and information on a range of topics. Also you can get support on the online message boards. ‘Everyone helps each other out and is going through the same things as me - it’s a really welcoming place’

Free phone 0800 1111 (24 hours and the call won’t show up on your phone bill)

The Mix

The Mix provide free, confidential telephone helpline finding young people the best help whatever the problem. Provides free connections to local or national services and can text information to callers’ mobile phones

Freephone 0808 808 4994 (7 days a week 1pm-11pm)


Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress without judging or telling people what to do.

Call: 116 123 (24 hours a day 7 days a week)


FRANK provides confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else's drug or solvent misuse.

Freephone 0300 123 6600 (24 hour service, free if calling from a landline and won’t show up on the phone bill, provides translation for non-English speakers.

B-EAT youth helpline

B-EAT youth helpline provides online community information, help and support for anyone affected by eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia or any other difficulties with food, weight or shape.

Call: 0808 801 0711 (Monday - Friday evenings from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and Saturdays 1.00pm to 4.30pm.


Kidscape are the first charity in the uk established specifically to prevent bullying and sexual abuse. The website offers advice and practical skills on how to deal with bullying. Remember no-one deserves to be bullied. Nearly everyone is bullied at some time in their lives; by brothers and sisters, neighbours, adults or by other children/young people. If you are being bullied you may feel scared, vulnerable and quite alone but you owe it to yourself to try and sort out the situation so that the bullying stops.

It Gets Better Project

It Gets Better Project is an internet based project created to inspire hope for young people facing harassment. A place where young people who are lesbian, gay, bi or trans can see clips of other people’s coming out stories.

Bullying UK part of Family lives

Bullying UK provides support for children and parents who have had to deal with bullying, including bullying in the workplace. There are confidential helplines, parenting advice videos, forums and parenting courses.

Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK help with dealing with different forms of anxiety and what leads to it. A support network offering advice for overcoming anxiety.


OCD UK’s vision is to guide anyone who is affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Depression Alliance

The Depression Alliance is a charity helping to bring people out of isolation and depression and to brig people together who have experienced depression.

Selfharm UK

Selfharm UK is a national self harm network dedicated to self harm recovery and support.

Diabetics with Eating Disorders

Support information


Suicide UK. Suicide is something that Papyrus takes seriously and wants to reach out and support people who have suicidal feelings.


Challenging Behaviour Foundation

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation provide information and support for families of children with severe learning difficulties.

St Michaels Associates

For BME families. St Michael's Associates are an organisation working with parents and community managing young young people at risk of educational failure and social exclusion, those with learning, behaviour and emotional difficulties.

The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service

ADDISS provide information and resources about ADHD to anyone who needs assistance-parents, sufferers, teachers and health professionals.

The Curly Hair Project

Asperger’s syndrome. The Curly Hair Project is a social enterprise based in the UK which aims to help people with ASD and their loved ones. All work is based on personal and real life examples and experiences.

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society support and advice for autistic people and their families

Parental support

Family Lives

Previously parentline, Family Lives respond when life becomes complicated and provides support around family breakdown, aggression in the home, bullying, risky behaviour and mental health concerns of both parents and children. Online forums and parent courses.

Parent to parent

Parent to Parent is a UK-wide confidential telephone service providing emotional support to parents and carers of autistic children and adults. The service is provided by trained parent volunteers who offer telephone support from their own homes. The Parent to Parent volunteers are based across the UK, so parents don’t have to share information with someone in their local area.

Volunteers have personal experience of autism and the impact it has on their own families. They can give other parents the opportunity to talk through problems and feelings.They can provide an impartial listening ear, support you in identifying key issues and strategies, direct you to appropriate services for information and advice, call you back at a convenient time during the day, evening or weekend, offer you complete anonymity, as volunteers are distributed across the UK.

Call: 0808 8004106

Single Parents

Website for single parents - online forum, courses and information supporting anyone raising a child alone.

One Space

Parent Zone

Parent Zone offering digital tips information for wellbeing of children and parents around schools, healthy lifestyles and money.

PSG Supporting Parents

Parent support group - helpline and advice for when parenting becomes challenging.

Dad Info

Dad Info is a website supporting fathers with articles and  podcasts, supporting them through all aspects of family life.


MindEd is a module especially for families, parents and carers who are looking for advice and tips about children’s mental health alongside existing modules for professionals.

My CAMHS Choices

Website set up by young people who have experienced Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Explains what young people and families can expect when they visit CAMHS.

General information and support

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is a 16+ online mental health and wellbeing service offering self help programmes, creative outlets and community that cares. For when you are dealing with everyday stressors or major life events.

Listening Ears

Listening Ears are committed to reducing isolation, loneliness and depression by providing emotional and lifestyle support with empowerment to service users to achieve an improved health and enhanced quality of life. They listen with a non-judgemental approach, identify challenges and initiate change to achieve the ultimate goal of total wellbeing.


MIND helps support people with mental health issues.

Brook Advisory Service

Brook is the UK’s leading provider of sexual health services and advice for young people under 25. The charity provides free and confidential sexual health information, contraception, pregnancy testing, advice, counselling, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, outreach and education work.

Winston’s Wish

The deaths of a parent or sibling is one of the most fundamental losses a child will ever face. At Winston’s Wish they believe that bereaved children need support to make sense of death and rebuild their lives. The Winston’s Wish helpline offers support, information and guidance to all those caring for a bereaved child or young person.

Helpline 08452 03 04 05 (Monday - Friday 9am-5pm and Wednesday evenings 7pm to 9.30pm)

Greenwich and Lewisham young people’s theatre

GLYPT are a supportive drama programme for vulnerable young people in Greenwich and Lewisham which aims to improve positive mental health, wellbeing and resilience.

Call: 020 8854 1316
Email: [email protected]

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OxLea’s  NHS 

OxLea's NHS offers speech and Language and parent workshops.

Call: 020 8836 8621

School Nursing service

Please remember our school Nurse Angie Court is in school every Wednesday. She holds regular drop in sessions and appointments can be made to see her via the School Office.

Greenlights Project - Mencap

Therapeutic support to children (0-17) with learning difficulty/learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. They run a monthly support group for families of children with ADHD. Understanding challenging behaviour and knowing how to manage it, Greenlight helps families with extra needs.

Call: 020 8305 2245


Metro provide counselling and peer support for young people (up to 25) experiencing issues related to gender, sexuality, diversity or identity.

Call: 020 8305 5000

Family Action Talking Point Plus

Counselling service for children, young people and their families, dealing with hardship, mental health problems, social isolation, learning disabilities, domestic abuse or substance misuse and alcohol problems.

Call: 020 8853 9065

The Outreach Counselling Service  (Royal Borough of Greenwich)

This Outreach Counselling Service supports the emotional and mental health of pupils. The support provided underpins academic achievement and facilitates the building and management of helpful relationships in the school environment. It is a confidential service that young people attend voluntarily.

Call: 020 8921 4704

Royal Greenwich Outreach Learning Mentors

Providing 1:1 and group upper for children and young people who experienced a range of barriers to learning including bereavement and loss, low self esteem, challenging behaviour, relationship difficulties, peer pressure, attendance and punctuality, bullying.

Call: 020 8921 5560

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Early Help Core (Royal Borough of Greenwich)

Support for children, young people and families requiring intensive support to reduce and address multiple concerns and reduce the likelihood of problems escalating.

Call: 020 89212 6921

Greenwich CAMHS

Provides specialist evidence based, outcome focused mental health services for children and young people.

Call: 020 3260 5211

Greenwich CAMHS

Live Well Greenwich

Site with local information, events and support to improve health and wellbeing.

Live Well Greenwich


Children First

Support, advice, links to help and services in London Borough of Lewisham.

Lewisham Autism Support

Advice, support groups, resources, inspiration and good ideas.

Email: [email protected]

Call: 020 8699 3066

Autism Links


Local Lewisham parent support group for families with children with an ASD.

Call: 020 88579282

Signal Family Support


Youth Action Diversity Trust (YADT)

Focus on encouraging youth and family engagement and participation in activities and learning across the Bexley Borough, whilst ensuring everything is inclusive and lots of fun! Also support adults to reduce isolation and to improve health and wellbeing. Activities include ADHD social club. They also offer parent courses run by their behaviour team.

Bexley Voice parent forum

Call: 07512 409936

Email: [email protected]

Bexley Local offer

Call: 20 3045 5677

Email: [email protected]

Targeted Youth services

Call: 020 8303 7777

IMAGO - Young Carers service

Call: 0300 111 1110

Bexley Moorings - befriending

Call: 020 8304 9609

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

Call: 0203 260 5200

Mind in Bexley

Call: 020 8303 5816

Bexley Social Care

Call: 0203 7777

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