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question mark 2There is a lot of really useful help, information and support that can be found online.  There are also a lot of irresponsible website, which it can be easy to stumble across when you are searching for help!

Below are links to some of the best online mental health resources and information, which you may find helpful as a starting point.

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Counselling for young people:

MindFull is a service for 11-17 year olds, providing support, information and advice about mental health and emotional wellbeing, helping you to overcome life’s ups and downs and helping you feel confident and happy about who you are. MindFull provide an online counselling service  for young people, who can talk to one of their counsellors for one-off sessions. www.mindfull.org THIS SERVICE HAS RECENTLY BEEN SUSPENDED, AND IT IS UNCLEAR WHETHER IT WILL BE RESTORED (Mar 2015).

 

Mental health information and support:

Rethink Mental Illness provide advice about living with mental illness, services and groups, diagnosis and treatment, and support material for carers, family and friends. www.rethink.org

YoungMinds offer free advice and support for parents worried about their children’s behaviour, emotional problems and mental health, as well as information for young people on a range of mental health issues, including medical conditions, medication and counselling. www.youngminds.org.uk

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. www.mind.org.uk

 

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder):

ODC Action is the largest national charity focussing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Their website offers forums, support, questionnaires. www.ocdaction.org.uk

 

Self Harm / Self Injury:

LifeSIGNS is a voluntary organisation creating understanding about self-injury.  It aims to create understanding about self-injury and provide information and support to people of all ages affected by self-injury. www.lifesigns.org.uk

SelfHarm provides online information and support to young people impacted by self harm. http://selfharm.co.uk/home

Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals. www.harmless.org.uk/

TESS Text & Email Support Service for girls and women up to age 24 who are affected by self harm. www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/tess-text-and-email-support-service

 

Eating Disorders:

B-eat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders. www.b-eat.co.uk/

 

Bipolar

Bipolar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood condition of bipolar, their families and carers. http://www.bipolaruk.org.uk/

 

Bullying:

Kidscape provides anti-bullying advice. Phone: 08451 205 204 www.kidscape.org.uk

Bystander Revolution is a good American online facility about bullying and its effects on mental health, which is endorsed by lots of celebrities. www.bystanderrevolution.org

 

Complementary Therapies and Mental Illness

Hypnotherapy for Depression 

 

Other Information & Support:

The Who Cares Trust provides support and advice for young people in care. Phone: 020 7251 3117 www.thewhocarestrust.org.uk

Lawstuff: Children’s Legal Centre provides advice about law and policy affecting children and young people. Phone: 08088 020 008 www.lawstuff.org.uk