Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources collated by Dr Lynda Carter, GP
"Mental health is essential to our overall well-being and as important as physical health. When we feel mentally well, we can work productively, enjoy our free time, and contribute actively to our communities." (World Health Organisation)
For ages 5 – 18. Free school referral based emotional wellbeing project and parental support online
For ages 9 – 19. Support for issues related to drugs, alcohol, mental health and / or sexual health. Accepts referrals from young people, parents / carers and professionals.
01609 777662 (Mon – Thurs 9 – 5. Fri 9 – 4.30).
Wellbeing and mental health for young people in North Yorkshire. Webpage that signposts to a number of different resources.
Recovery College online
Courses for under 12s and also for parents and carers around a variety of areas
CAMHS crisis team – urgent help with mental health distress
01723 346502 (10am -10pm) 0800 0516171 (24 hours a day)
The Sleep Charity – for children and young people from the age of 12 months
Self referral – contact Claire on 07568052300
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)
Website contains links to downloads / apps / books / websites that cover a wide range of issues
Improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people
Parents helpline 0808 8025544
Young Pearson text service: Text YM to 85258 if urgent help needed
Free confidential support and counselling.
0800 1111 (7.30am till 3.30am)
1 to 1 chat available online
Free confidential 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone struggling of any age
Text shout to 85258
Resources from pre-school through to young adult on a variety of issues and conditions
Beat Eating Disorders
Support for the individual and also the family / carers
0808 8010677 (9-8pm mon-fri & 4-8pm weekends and bank holiday)
Child Bereavement UK
Providing information and support to families when a child is bereaved
0800 0288840 (Weekdays 9am – 5pm)
Resources for children and parents and carers on bowel and bladder conditions including incontinence
Helpline Freephone 0808 1699949 (Monday – Thursday 10am-2pm)