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.
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!
Event Date: 30/12/2019
As a young girl I experienced a very traumatic experience, destroying my childhood. At the time my dad had cancer and my nanny died which I was unfortunate enough to witness.
As a result I started participating in risky behaviour, including the use of heavy drugs and drinking. I couldn’
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
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.