Free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258. A trained volunteer will then make contact in less than 5 minutes. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
Sheffield Flourish aim to involve people who live with mental health conditions in everything we do. They manage the Sheffield Mental Health Guide which contains a wide range of information and useful links. They also help people to share their stories by publishing them on their website. They offer a wide range of activities suitable for people living with mental health conditions. They organise fun and interesting monthly community events based on different themes. They also help people to realise their enterprising ideas.
SACMHA offers responsive and culturally sensitive services for adults with mental health difficulties from BAME backgrounds in need of assistance with their health and social care needs. Services include advocacy, a lunch club and a carers support group.
Childline has launched an app that is the first to provide counselling to young people in need of help directly through their mobile devices. Available as a free download so young people can easily access Childline's online services (currently only available on Apple phones - Android version in development). App includes access to:
- 1-2-1 chat with a counsellor
- 'Ask Sam' problem pages
- Private locker - a personal area where young people can track their mood and write down their thoughts.
XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. Available Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm, Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm
Information booklet for young people who live with someone with a mental illness. Designed for young people, by young people, it is packed full of useful information including sections on understanding mental health, support services, getting help and advice and suggestions for looking after your own well-being.
A guide to emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Sheffield
Free educational resources containing advice, guidance and information on managing a wide range of mental health issues including short (20–30 minutes) online learning sessions to help adults identify mental health problems in children and young people.
Fictional Story of a young woman living with a mum who has bi-polar disorder
Book that aims to help 5 to 11 year-olds understand what is happening to a family member who may be experiencing a mental illness.
Booklet for professionals including information on impacts of caring for a parent with mental illness, legislation and guidance, and practical actions you can take.
Sheffield CAMHS website to help young people help people who might be struggling to cope emotionally. Includes information about common mental health issues and coping strategies.
Range of publications specifically tailored information for young people, parents, teachers and carers about mental health. The RCPsych also has a new App which gives instant access to the College’s mental health information leaflets, animations and podcasts.
Excellent resource with very practical tips around working with children who care for someone with mental illness.
Mental health support for 11-17 yr olds, including online mentoring and counselling.
Toolkit for schools including information on indicators of possible mental health difficulties, actions schools can take and contact details for support agencies.
Range of useful resources from Australia around parental mental illness for children, parents and professionals.
Contains information about many issues that may affect or worry for young people, including a range of mental health conditions and self-harm, housing, money, and drugs and alcohol.