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.
Anne's Abseil (1)
Event Date: 05/05/2019
Anne is abseiling down Harlow water tower for her own personal reasons. 'We never know what will be dealt to us in life as we get on with our careers and bringing up our families. We meet those challenges as best we can and are lucky if we have support from family and friends to help us through t
Bath Half Marathon (1)
Event Date: 15/03/2020
I’m not a natural runner and as I write this I can barely wobble around a 5K, but I have taken the plunge to sign up to a half marathon and now I’m committed!
Ben's Parachute Jump (1)
Event Date: 29/05/2019
We would like to support the great work you do and help raise Mental health awareness.
Cycle to Southwold (1)
Event Date: 19/04/2019
In memory of Paul Heales
We are raising money for a worthy cause, raising a glass or two of Adnams to celebrate a great man. It's a social event that people can join in at any time or share a beer with us along the way or at the end.
NCS Static Cycle (1)
Event Date: 18/07/2019
We are passionate about mental health and aim to break the stigma that has been created by others around it. We have chosen Mind in West Essex for our NCS charity because we all feel the need to support those who may not have anyone to talk to, and we have all been affected by mental health eithe
Snowdon Challenge (1)
Event Date: 27/07/2019
After last years terrifying challenge of reaching the summit of Ben Nevis I have decided to put myself through a similar challenge this July.
Walk to Talk (1)
Event Date: 28/09/2019
In September Last year myself and my friends walked 17 miles from Newport to Cambridge.
We raised £1500 for Mind. I want it to be a yearly event.
Mental health affects so many people and it means the world to me to be able to raise money to a charity that is close to my heart.