It’s estimated that 1 in 10 young people live with mental health issues. Maintaining good mental health is as important for a child’s development as their physical health – enabling them to develop resilience and effective coping strategies. There are a lot of excellent organisations supporting children’s and young people’s mental health in Sheffield.
It’s worth looking at the full list of services in the ‘Support’ section of this website by selecting ‘show filters’, then choosing the category ‘Children and young people’. But here’s some of the main support organisations:
- The Let’s Talk Directory is a guide to emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Sheffield, commissioned by the NHS.
- CAHMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) run a number of centres and teams who support children and young people. They take referrals through GPs and other community services.
- Door 43 offers support to 13-25 year olds on a range of emotional wellbeing issues in a young person centred environment
- Rainbow Heron run a late night cafe for young people, Sundays at the Wellbeing Centre.
- The Epic Friends website is designed to help young people support their friends through emotional struggles.
- Chilypep – the Children & Young People’s Empowerment Project – works to involve young people age 8 – 25 in the policy and decision-making of services and organisations which affect them.
- Sheffield Young Carers provide support for young carers across the city.
- Together Women’s VIBE project brings together girls and women aged 12-19 to have a say on issues affecting them and make changes locally, regionally and nationally.