Mental Health & Self Harm

Samaritans Call 116 123 (open 24 hours a day), or email 

NHS Moodzone - Advice for talking to teenagers about worries and their emotional health.

Young Minds - Parent line for parents who need help for a child with a mental health problem. Call 0808 802 5544 (9.30am to 4pm weekdays)

Mind Information for families and carers give support to someone with a mental health problem and take care of themselves too.

Harmless -  Self Harm Support.

Papyrus - Support for preventing young suicide. including advice for talking to a young person who has suicidal thoughts.

Open Minds - A charity that provide counselling, mentoring and training for adults, children, couples and families. 

Build Sound Minds - A campaign to build better mental and emotional wellbeing in young people. They share resources and guidance for parents, from Action for Children’s mental health services team.

NSPCC - Mental health and suicidal thoughts in children - This page includes details to help families spot the signs and know how to support children.

The Children's Society: Mental and emotional health advice for children and young people -  Details of advice, resources and organisations that are available to help children and young people affected by mental-health

Coping with Self-Harm: A guide for parents & carers - The guide provides information for parents and families about self-harm and its causes and effects.
Childline - information for children and young people on a range of issues, such as bullying, abuse, their bodies, feeling and relationships.
Mental Health Problems in Children and Young People Guidance for parents and carers - An information booklet from The Charlie Waller Trust.
Download (655KB - PDF) 
Mental Health Film - A short film, put together by children showing some of the every day things which affect children and young peoples mental health and the 60 second version.
Super Sam Book - Developed by Doncaster Young Advisors, this book is intended to raise awareness about mental health and encourage children to talk about their feelings