mental health and wellbeing

Many children experience periods of anxiety or worry at times or they may have issues with their self-esteem, or face a particular challenge such as bereavement.

If your child’s feelings are particularly distressing or persist over time, you can get help from a variety of places.

Young Minds is a national charity that publishes lots of really useful resources about mental health issues for young people (and their parents). They also tell you how to identify a crisis and who to contact for more urgent support.

Amaze also produces a useful fact sheet about fact sheet about mental health issues for children and young people [pdf 217kb].

Help via school
Online and drop-in counselling for young people
Community based support with mental health
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Dealing with a crisis


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