Resources for young people and families

If you're looking for help and advice, try some of these resources that we've put together.

CUES-Ed: Looking After Ourselves - The CUES-Ed team have put together a fantastic guide for children aged 7-11 all about looking after your mental health and wellbeing.

OCD and COVID-19 - The OCD, BDD, and Related Disorders Service put together this guide to help you manage your OCD symptoms during the Coronavirus outbreak.

DISCOVER: apps and resources - The DISCOVER team have put a helpful factsheet together that contains lots of helpful organisations and apps to help you manage your mental health.

Helpful apps

Calm Harm:

A free app to help teenagers manage the urge to self-harm.

Clear Fear -

Helps you manage fears & worries

Wysa -

A chatbot that helps you to manage mood and utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques

Calm -

Meditate, breathe, sleep and relax

Woebot -

Therapy chatbot app – helps with low mood and anxiety

Sanvello -

An app that helps with stress, anxiety and depression.

Smiling Mind -

Free mindfulness exercises

Help and advice for young people


Tips and advice on how to cope with self isolation

Kooth -

An online counselling service for young people, free in certain boroughs

The Mix -

Support on any issues aimed at young people under 25 years old

Anna Freud - https:/

Ideas for self-care activities

Headspace -

Meditation exercises


NHS - Talk to your GP or call 111

If you need urgent help and think that you are at risk of harm to yourself, please attend A&E or call 999.

Childline - 0800 1111 or chat online at

Confidential helpline, and support from counsellors online.

Samaritans - 116 123 or email

24 hour confidential emotional support for people experiencing distress.

Shout - Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258

24 hour text service for anyone in crisis, or struggling to cope.

Papyrus - 0800 068 4141 (10am-10pm), text 07786 209 697, or email

A charity that supports young people experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Help and advice for parents

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