Your mental wellbeing
Health advice, services and support for children and young people
Do you need immediate medical help?
If you’ve seriously injured yourself or taken an overdose call 999 or get immediate medical advice from NHS 111. Call 111 or go to the website:
Crisis line: 0800 051 61 71
Free phone, 24/7 helpline for mental health emergency
Call this number free if you are in a mental health crisis and need support.
Find out more about the CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services) crisis and liaison team on the website:
Papyrus – prevention of young suicide
Hopeline: 0800 068 41 41
Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK. We are open 9am–12am (midnight) every day of the year.
Childline: 0800 1111
Free, private and confidential phone line, online message boards, 1-to-1 with counsellor, info and advice online
Text SHOUT to 85258
SHOUT provides free 24/7 confidential mental health text support.
You are not alone.
One in ten children between the ages of 5 and 16 has a mental health problem. There are lots of local services in North Yorkshire you can access including:
The Go-To is the home of wellbeing and mental health for young people in North Yorkshire. They are there to help you find the right help and support for you, to help you stay well, whatever is going on in your life.
There is a range of support available including links to support and contact details for support services.
feeling stressed and worried, self-esteem, anger, eating, bullying, drugs and alcohol, LGBTQ+ support and more…
It’s important to find someone you can talk to.
You may find it helpful to talk to your parents, a relative or a friend about your problems. They may be concerned about you and welcome the opportunity to hear what you have to say.
The Mind website has some tips on talking to friends and family >>
If this is not possible, you may prefer to talk to someone else you know and can trust including a teacher, pastoral officer, head of year or a tutor.
Talking to your GP/doctor is also a good place to start. The Young Minds website has some good tips on how to speak to your GP about mental health >>
This is a worrying time for everyone. If you experience mental health difficulties, you might find it even more challenging.
There’s some useful support that has been developed to support young people through the coronavirus: