National websites about specific concerns and conditions
As well as advice, information and support many of these websites also offer guidance and resources about self-help.
Although we have listed high quality, reputable websites as these are all external websites the Trust can take no responsibility for their accuracy and content.
The Hide Out
Offers support to help children and young people understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you. It also provides a helpline for parents. http://www.thehideout.org.uk/
The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service. Provides information and resources about ADHD for parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. http://www.addiss.co.uk/
ADHD and You
An easy to use website offering advice, tips and free tools for all those affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). For young people, parents, carers and professionals. It includes some resources for parents and you can email in questions. http://www.adhdandyou.co.uk/
Designed for young people by young people to support you after the death of someone close. http://www.rd4u.org.uk/
The childhood bereavement charity offering practical support and guidance to families, young people, professionals, and anyone concerned about a grieving child or trying to cope with the death of someone close. http://www.winstonswish.org.uk/
If you’re being bullied, or are feeling a bit low, or are maybe troubled by something and you’re not sure what to do or who to talk to, then BeatBullying has trained young people that are mentors to listen and support you. http://www.beatbullying.org/
Drugs and Alcohol
Talk to Frank
An organisation dedicated to raising awareness of drug problems and providing information on drugs to those looking for answers. It also provides advice to parents. http://www.talktofrank.com/
Al-Anon family groups hold regular meetings where members share their experiences of living with alcoholism. It does not offer advice or counselling but members give each other understanding and support. http://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/
Beat provides a helpline, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders. It also gives information about how to help someone you know with an eating disorder. http://www.b-eat.co.uk/
Bodywhys is a voluntary organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders. It offers a helpline, email support and on-line support groups. http://www.bodywhys.ie/
A national charity, working with and for almost one million children and adults whose lives are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It offers information, support, advice with advice lines and resources. http://www.ocduk.org/
Being gay is okay (BGIOK) provides information and advice for gay, lesbian, bisexual and unsure young people under 25. http://www.bgiok.org.uk/
When I Worry About Things
A collection of animated films exploring mental health issues from a young persons perspective.
Support for Parents and Carers
There are also services and websites aimed at supporting parents and carers. You may find these useful:
- The YoungMinds parents’ helpline offers free confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists has a directory of helplines and support for parents or carers on a wide range of emotional, behaviour or mental health concerns.