Below are some links to websites and apps that you might find helpful.
ChildLine is a confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen; children can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small – call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email.
Parents/carers can get information and support in relation to issues such as suicidal thoughts and self-harm through their partner organisation NSPCC. Their helpline for parents and professionals is open 24/7 on 0808 800 5000.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for children and young people up to 25 on a range of issues including mental health.
They run discussion boards and can be contacted via online chat, a free, confidential helpline 0808 808 4994 and a free text crisis line (text THEMIX to 85258)
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the mental health of children and young people. They provide comprehensive, accessible information about mental health and a 24/7 Crisis Messenger service for young people (Text YM to 8528).
PAPYRUS is a national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They run HOPELINEUK for children and young people up to 35 years and anyone who is concerned about a child or young person.
It’s staffed by professionals and open 10am-10pm Monday to Friday and weekends 2pm-10pm .
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the biggest killer of men under 45 years in UK.
CALM provides a helpline and webchat facility and both are open every day 5pm ‘til midnight.
Stay Alive is a suicide prevention app providing information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide. The app also includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a LifeBox where helpful photos and memories can be stored.
Useful local links
Off the Record provides a range of free, confidential and independent services for children and young people in Bath and North-East Somerset, that support the development of their emotional health and well-being. Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs 3pm-7pm.
T: 01225 312481 (Bath Office). Text: 07753 891 745 (to contact our Listening service)
Where to find us: Open House Centre Manvers Street, Bath. BA1 1JW
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service
This is the homepage for CAMHS services, run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation trust. The site provides information about our services in BaNES, Wiltshire and Swindon and how we work with you. It also provides more general information about promoting good mental health.
If you would like to support us in any way please get in touch via the following emails:
If you would like to support our work please donate to our partner organisation The Charlie Waller Trust and state specifically Boys in Mind / Girls Mind Too so that the funds will be transferred to the Boys in Mind budget.