Mental health

CALM: Campaign Against Living Miserably

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. They offer a helpline and webchat for men in the UK who are down or need to talk, 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year, plus information on a wide range of topics including anger, bereavement, self harm, and resources and services to support people after a suicide.

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger Service

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

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.

Childline's 'For Me' counselling app

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.

Kooth - free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

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

Minds, Myths and Me

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.

Suicide Prevention Pathway for Children and Young People in Sheffield - March 2017

This document helps us to understand the risks of suicide in young people and sets out how we will work in partnership to reduce the risk and support those most in need.


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.

Supporting children who have a parent with 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.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

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.