Mental Health and Well-Being Support

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought many new and unexpected challenges to children’s mental health and well-being.

In the current climate, it is more important than ever that we support children’s mental health. That’s why we’ve created a full of useful resources and guidance for parents and carers to use at home that are relevant to the situation we currently find ourselves in.


Support for Parents and Carers

Young Minds for Parents and Carers provides advice about mental health and behaviour problems in children and young people up to the age of 25. You can call the parents’ and carers’ helpline on 0808 802 5544. Please be aware Young Minds do not provide any direct psychological services and cannot make referrals to the NHS or Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYPMHS).


Websites for your child or young person

If your child or young person would like to speak to someone anonymously, they could try calling a helpline or visiting websites such as ChildLine and The Mix.


Shout provides free, confidential support, 24/7 via text for anyone at crisis anytime, anywhere. -

You can:

  • text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK to text with a trained Crisis Volunteer
  • text with someone who is trained and will provide active listening and collaborative problem-solving



 ChildLine provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects.

You can:



The Mix

 The Mix provides a free confidential telephone helpline and online service that aims to find young people the best help, whatever the problem.

You can:

email The Mix -