Mental Health Resurces

Resources for Children and Young People and their parents/carers

NHS.UK - offers support for children and young people including advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.

MindEd - a free educational resource on children and young people's mental health offering resources for parents and carers

Family lives  - works to support families and includes links to local services, a parent forum and confidential helpline

NHS Mental Health App library includes the Think Ninja App which is free to 10-18yr olds for four months from June 2020

Kooth - online mental health services for children, young people and adults

Young Minds - supporting children, young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and well-being

Kids Inspire - supporting young people who are at an educational, social and/or economic disadvanatge resulting from trauma of mental health issues. For example those who have experienced abuse, separation anxiety or significant loss. Services include counselling, coaching, mentoring and group work.

YCT - recently commissioned by West Essex CCG to provide counselling to children aged 5-19 registered with a GP in West Essex. Locations for sessions locally include Loughton and Waltham Abbey. Young people and their parents can self refer by calling 01279 414090

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