Useful Links

If you feel you are currently at risk or in urgent need of help or support for yourself or your child please contact your GP, or in an emergency go to your local A&E department.


The organisations below may have information you will find useful:


Action for Happiness

  • Helping people to take action for a happier and kinder world. Great resources including monthly calendars with different themes to help you to try a new action each day

Anxiety UK

  • Advice and support for those suffering from anxiety, stress, anxiety-based depression or a phobia which may be impacting day-to-day life

Asian Mental Health Collective

  • Raising awareness, promoting well-being, challenging stigma

Association of Clinical Psychologists UK (ACP-UK)

  • The representative professional body for clinical psychologists

Black Minds Matter

  • Connect black individuals and families with free mental health support

British Psychological Society

  • Acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK

Child Bereavement UK

  • Offers support and guidance to children and parents following a bereavement. The website includes useful information, how to access support, a national helpline and an online chat

Childline or telephone 0800 11 11 or email via the website

  • Lots of information, support, videos and fun games to help you deal with a range of different feelings

Family Lives

  • Advice for parents on new babies, early years development, primary and secondary years, teenagers, bullying, and divorce and separation


  • Offers support to those who identify as LGBTQ+ as well as their parents, friends and family


  • Provides helplines and other support for LGBTQ+ adults and young people who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse

Health and Care Professions Council

  • Regulator of health and care professions in the UK. The title ‘Clinical Psychologist’ is protected by the HCPC


  • Offers support to transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families and carers. Helpline, webchat, text chat and other resources


  • Information and support for a range of different mental health difficulties
  • Mindline Trans+ offers a free, confidential mental health support helpline for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+ as well as family members, friends and colleagues


  • Mental health service for LGBTQ+

National Autistic Society

  • The leading UK charity for autistic people and their families. Offers advice and guidance on a range of topics including what autism is, diagnosis, strategies and interventions

NHS Every Mind Matters

  • Advice and practical tips for children and young people to help look after mental health and well-being

NSPCC Support for Parents

  • Information on children’s behaviour, working from home, talking to children about racism, separation and divorce, mental health and PANTS (the underwear rule)


  • Charity aimed at preventing young suicide. You can find information, support and a helpline for yourself, or if you are worried about someone else

Rethink Mental Illness

  • Help and support to those affected by a mental health condition including specific support for LGBTQ+

Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • Promotes excellent mental health services, train outstanding psychiatrists, promote quality and research, set standards and are the voice of psychiatry

Samaritans or telephone 01483 505555/ 08457 909090 or email on

  • Advice if you’re having a difficult time or worried about someone else
  • Provides a helpline which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Time to Change

  • A mental health campaign aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health
  • Offers real-life stories of people living with different mental health conditions as well as other topics including college and university, LGBTQ+, friendship and coronavirus 

Winston’s Wish

  • Provides support to children and young people following the death of a parent or sibling. Includes useful information, how to access support, a national helpline and an online chat

Young Minds

  • Information to help teenagers understand what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, and ways to support wellbeing
  • Provides information for parents who are worried about a child’s mental health