General Mental Health Support


Kooth – an online counselling service for young people. No referral needed.

Young MInds – the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Advice for young people and parents/carers.

STEM4 – aims to improve teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage.

Mind – national mental health charity which offers a range of materials on all aspects of mental health. It also lists details of local Mind Associations (one of which is on the Leighton Buzzard Road in Hemel Hempstead) or call: 0300 123 3393

Rethink Mental Illness – national mental health membership charity working to help everyone affected by severe mental illness to recover a better quality of life. It aims to make a practical & positive difference by providing hope & empowerment through effective services, information & support. or call 0300 5000927

MindEd – a free educational resource on children & young people’s mental health for all adults. MindEd for Families has online advice and and information from trusted sources and will help you to understand early issues and best support your child.

Elefriends – a supportive online community where you can be yourself. A safe place to listen, share & be heard.

Hub of Hope – the UK’s biggest mental health database aims to bring together all of the mental health support available in the UK in one place.

General Apps (Apps should not be used instead of professional support, but as an addition)

For Me – all of the Childline services available as an app.

Headspace – an app which teaches mindfulness meditation principles to improve wellbeing.

Moodpanda – app-based platform allowing people to track their moods.

SuperBetter – evidence-based app that has been created to help young people build resilience to become stronger, happier and healthier.

StressHeads – an app approved by the NHS Choices website to help 16-25 year olds identify and cope with stress. It includes games to help distract young people from immediate stress and monitor their causes.

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