You can find below a variety of resources that may be helpful if you are experiencing a tough time or would like to find out more about what is available.
Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed in 1970, by someone living with agoraphobia, for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression.
B-eat – Eating disorders for under 18 years
B-eat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders
Barnardos Young Carers
Young carers are children who help look after a member of the family who is sick, disabled or has mental health problems, or is misusing drugs or alcohol. Barnardo’s runs 15 projects across the UK which work to support young carers and their families.
You can contact ChildLine about anything – no problem is too big or too small. If you’re feeling worried, scared, stressed or want to talk to someone perhaps about bullying, abuse or self-harming you can contact ChildLine.
You can ‘Ask Sam’: for quick personal advice or chat online to a counsellor.
Depression in Teenagers
Take a walk through the park and explore the wood, the maze, the pond and the secret café as you learn about how depression works. Click here for link.
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people. Visit the site here.
Andrew Voyce MA is a graphic artist and expert by experience. Narrative itself is a powerful therapeutic and cathartic tool, it is something that you may find helpful and an example of Andrew’s work is shown here.
National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)
NYAS offer information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults through a network of dedicated paid workers and volunteers.
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics
Providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking. Click here for the link.
OCD Action – OCD at School
An OCD guide for teachers, parents and young people.
PAPYRUS – Prevention of young suicide
Papyrus is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide in the UK.
RD4U is a website designed for young people by young people. It is part of Cruse Bereavement Care’s Youth Involvement Project and here to support you after the death of someone close.
Samaritans for under 18s
Anyone can call Samaritans, whatever their age or and whatever the problem.
And any contact you have stays completely private, no matter what your age. The Samaritans volunteer’s primary responsibility is to you, not your parents or guardian.
Support for young people impacted by self-harm.
Students Against Depression
Blogs & resources to help you find a way forward from low mood or depression. Click here for the link.
YoungMinds is committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. The site is set up to allow you to read and explore easily and safely, and includes real stories of people’s experiences.
This is a place where young carers can find other young people in a similar position, chat to each other, share their stories and hear about each other’s experiences in a safe environment.
A unique helpline service, run by young people for young people. Click here for the link.
Great South Run (1)
Event Date: 18/10/2020
The Great South Run was a key date in Jon’s calendar for many years, giving him the motivation to stay fit and try to achieve a personal best each year. Jen, Evie, Eddie and Henry used to love cheering him on, and they now plan to visit Portsmouth and Southsea every year in his memory.<
Hayley's Skydive (1)
Event Date: 20/06/2020
I have suffered from anxiety and depression for many years, and I have overcome many hurdles along the way.
Skydiving is another thing I’d like to do, but this time for a good cause.
I would like to raise awareness of mental health and the impact it has on sufferers and their fa
London Marathon (1)
Event Date: 26/04/2020
Sarah is taking on the iconic London Marathon next year and would really love your support.
Mind in West Essex is a charity I feel very strongly about and am excited to run for. Mental Health affects everyone and sometimes we need just need some support
RED January Alison (1)
Event Date: 01/01/2020
I figured it is time for me to walk the walk as well as talking the talk and when better to do so than as part of RED January.
So to look after both my mental and physical wellbeing and start the year off as I would like to go on I will be walking, cycling, swimming or yoga ing every day i
RED January Frankie (1)
Event Date: 31/01/2020
My name is Frankie and I am 5 years old.
I am going to exercise everyday in January. This will make me healthy! My mummy says it doesn't just keep me physically healthy but also mentally healthy.
Please donate money so I can raise lots and lots!!
Thank you so much
RED January Jo (1)
Event Date: 31/01/2020
After a rocky end to 2019 with my health I am determined to start 2020 mentally and physically healthy. So I am taking on the challenge of RED January. I am going to be active every single day in January.
I cant say that it will be a run every day (because I have three children, a job and