Young People Friendly - Mental Health

Services Available to Young People Locally and Nationally

We know that it can be difficult to talk to people if you're having difficulties with your mental health. Doc Ready helps you prepare for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health. Visit for advice and information about what to expect and how to plan speaking to a GP.
Free, anonymous website where young people can go for help with problems including relationships, bullying, sexuality and eating disorders.
Splash provides free, positive activities during school holiday periods for young people aged 9-16 years who are facing a wide range of challenges in life, for example those with special educational needs or disabilities, on child protection plans, in care, at risk of anti-social behaviour or offending, victims of bullying, young carers, or from families facing bereavement, substance misuse, breakdown or financial hardship. We aim to raise young people’s self-esteem and confidence, divert from risky and anti-social behaviour, develop an acceptance of others, reduce peer-on-peer bullying and empower young people to make independent, positive and safe choices.

Free counselling for children and young people providing a safe space where highly specialist counsellors use a range of creative therapeutic methods to help young people connect to, and express, their emotions.

Run by Barnardo's, this website has lots of practical tips and advice to support children and young people's mental health focusing on a range of different subjects.

Their mental health helpline is available from 9am-11pm on 01865 903330 (5pm-11pm 01865 901000). Between 11pm-9am call NHS 111.
A counselling service for 7-18 year olds. Counselling can help no matter what's on your mind. If it's bullying, your parents splitting up, arguments with friends or you're just feeling a bit low, Relate can help you deal with it.
Information and signposting to organisations that listen, plus online support.

5 steps to mental wellbeing - NHS (
An information hub of advice and links to help improve mental health.
Essential support for under 25s.
You can find out about anything – no problem is too big or too small.
Helping you help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally.
Interesting and useful stuff to help you address anything that life throws at you.
Supporting young lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.
Support with gender identity issues.
Talk and ask questions about bereavement.
Things you need to know about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
For those with suicidal thoughts.
Confidential help for victims who have intimate images of them shared and posted online without their consent.
Support for anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and body shape.
Talk about anything that’s troubling you.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Welcome to CAMHS | Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Information about Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Wiltshire.
A wealth of resources to give you confidence to help improve a child or young person’s emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Demystifies medication for mental health.
Resources and sources of support for a variety of mental health problems.
Information and advice on mental health and links to helpful resources.

A safe community to find support, take control and feel better.
Offers information about mental health problems and self help strategies for coping with them.