We’ve curated a list full of mental health support resources for you and other young people so you can easily find the help that’s right for you. Take a look at our list below.
BBC Bitesize Mental Health
BBC Bitesize has useful articles on a number of topics including dealing with perfectionism, feeling overwhelmed, disappointment, motivation, friendships and many others.
Follow them on Twitter: @bbcbitesize >>
Student Minds is a mental health charity for students in higher education. This is a great resource to find help for yourself, help for a friend, as well as information for parents. In the Student Space, you can get support in the forms of webchat, texting, phone calls, email; student stories; advice and information.
Follow them on Twitter: @StudentMindOrg >>
Young Minds Crisis Messenger
A 24/7 messenger service for young people experiencing a mental health crisis. It connects messagers with trained professionals who can text them and help them by asking questions, listening, providing and signposting support. It’s a free and anonymous tool for anyone to use.
Follow them on Twitter: @YoungMindsUK >>
Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text-messaging support service for anyone struggling to cope. In the past, they’ve helped people cope with anxiety, stress, depression, suicidal thoughts and feelings over being overwhelmed. To start a conversation, text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258.
Follow them on Twitter: @GiveUsAShout >>
BBC Headroom – Mental Health Toolkit
Tips for mindfulness, motivation and sleep. This resource also shares people’s personal experiences of mental health and how they handle their mental health today. They have curated a playlist to help boost your mood and they have recommended some activities to help reset your brain.
The leading support service for young people. The Mix provides non-judgmental support and information for young people under 25 on numerous issues including mental wellbeing, exam stress, relationships and self-harm. Take a look at:
Apps and tools – Useful mobile apps and handy tools to help you get information and support more easily.
Get support – including a search function to find local services
Mind is a charity dedicated to supporting anyone with a mental health problem. You might find these pages useful:
- Help for ‘everyday living’, including tips and advice for topics including mindfulness, stress, sleep problems, relaxation, money, online mental health, student life.
- Student mental health hub – resources for university students, part of the Mentally Healthy Universities programme. Includes specific resources and support for BAME student, disabled students and LGBTIQ+ students >>
- Helping someone else >>
- Useful contacts for young people >>
Follow them on Twitter: @MindCharity >>
Black Lives Matter: Mental Health support resources
An article by Student Hub provides links to Black British mental health services. They recommend:
- Black Mental Wellness
- Sad Girls Club
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
“If recent events have left you feeling angry, hopeless, or alone and you are not receiving the necessary support from your university, social networks or online communities, here are a few organisations you can turn to…”
Every Mind Matters
Gives simple and practical advice to stay mentally healthy. They also cover topics on how to deal with covid, anxiety, low mood, stress and sleep. this website can also generate a ‘Mind Plan’ with tips to help with stress, anxiety, sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control.
This guide is packed full of useful information on causes and symptoms as well as tips to overcome stress and anxiety before bed. We highly recommend Chapter 7 of their Stress a & Sleep guide which is 10 tips for stress relief before bed, take a look here >>
Can’t find what you are looking for?
Here are a few more articles that list resources we haven’t mentioned yet.
- Prince’s Trust List of Mental Health Resources for UK >>
- List of information and support resources >>
- NHS mental health and wellbeing >>
There are many, many more resources and charities we haven’t mentioned yet, so please take a look to find one that works for you. Also, check out “How To Optimise Your Self-Care For A Calmer, Happier & More Productive Life” >>
A massive thanks to Louise, Admin Stemette, for finding all these resources.
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Last updated April 2022.