Young Minds

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Young Minds is a national charity working to improve the mental health of all children and young people. They work with young people, as well as their parents, and professionals. The website provides lots of resources for young people on a wide range of issues they might be facing, including where to find support and help. Young Minds also provide comprehensive information on accessing CAMHS as a young person.

Young Minds also provide free advice and support for parents if they are worried about their child’s mental health. They also provide a free parents helpline open from Mon-Fri 09.30am-4pm. Call 0808 802 5544. There is also a specific parents contact form and advice if your child is in crisis that can be accessed at anytime.

They also provide a section for teachers and other professionals working with young people. This includes information on training they can provide.

YoungMinds Textline

Young Minds Provide free, 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis.

Text YM to 85258.

All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.

Covid update 04/10/21: Most services continue under covid-safe conditions but may be experiencing changes to how or when they deliver their service. Contact Young Minds directly for the latest information.

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