What happens if a young person does not feel able to confide in close friends and family? Charities provide a range of important services for supporting mental health in young people. Their websites are often the first place people go for information.
Charities such as Mind and YoungMinds provide support networks for young people. Mind, for example, has linked up with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, which has a network of centres across the UK that provide support for young people. Mind, itself, has a network of ‘Local Minds’ based in certain localities, and which are able to provide local support. Similarly, YoungMinds acts as an information hub, bringing together a range of organisations that can help young people.
In this section, you’ll find out about some of the help charities provide directly to young people.