Information for Young People

"1 in 10 young people have a mental health diagnosis" (Mental Health Foundation).

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Most people feel in emotional crisis at some point in their lives. For many this passes quite quickly but for others the feeling can be overwhelming, last for a considerable time or can keep reoccurring. If you feel you need someone to talk to about your problems you should speak to your GP. If your surgery is closed or you need to speak to someone urgently the following organisations should prove useful.

Got a question?

There are many common questions about mental health; however for urgent enquiries please contact your local GP.

I'm worried about how I feel

It can be frightening experiencing mental health problems and you may feel alone. If this is the first time you've experienced the symptoms, you might not know what is happening. There are a number of steps you can take:

  • Contact a local service for support
  • Share your experiences and listen to others 
  • Talk to someone you trust 
  • Contact your local GP 
  • Find more information

What can I do if it's an emergency?

If you or someone you know is experiencing an acute mental health crisis and might be a risk to themselves or someone else, see our ‘Get help’ button at the top of the page for immediate help.

How can I help a friend or relative who is experiencing a mental health problem?

There are a number of ways you can support friends or relatives who are struggling with mental health problems:

  • Let them know you're there and support them
  • Keep them focused on positive things and daily activities
  • Ask them what they feel would help, what wouldn't help and if they've experienced the symptoms before
  • Offer practical help like making a call to a GP, local service or support group

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