Browse through the sections below to find a range of websites, apps, guides and information offering help, support and advice.
Takeda have created resources with more information about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) for young people, parents, carers and professionals.
A short animation by Amazing Things Project which explains attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) through the eyes of Molly, who has ADHD.
MindShift is a free app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it. Lists symptoms of anxiety. Offers strategies to manage worry, panic, conflict, ordinary anxiety, and three specialised categories of anxiety: test anxiety, social anxiety, and perfectionism. Also contains relaxation exercises.
NHS Greater Manchester have created a leaflet with advice about eating disorders and the support available across Greater Manchester.
Beat is the UK's eating disorders charity, their website has lots of information about eating disorders and advice on getting help and how to talk to people.
'Men Get Eating Disorders Too’ is a charitable organisation that seeks to raise awareness of eating disorders in men and to support sufferers, carers and their families.
Recovery Record is the smart companion for managing your journey to recovery from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, obsessive eating disorder, binge eating disorder and compulsive eating disorder.
Rise Up + Recover is just the app for you if you are struggling with food, dieting, exercise and body image. Based on self-monitoring homework, a cornerstone of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), it is a simple and convenient app that has been used millions of time around the world.
Our 24/7 crisis mental health helpline is here to support people of all ages who live across our areas. It's free to call: 0800 014 9995
ChildLine is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects.
Phone: 0800 1111 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
Papyrus runs a national helpline, HOPELineUK, including text and email services, staffed by a team of mental health professionals who provide practical help and advice to vulnerable young people (under 35 years) and to those concerned about any young person who may be at risk of suicide.
Phone: 0800 068 41 41
Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
Phone 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
YoungMinds Parents’ Helpline is a free, confidential helpline for any adult who is concerned about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
Phone: 0808 802 5544
Mindfulness is a way of focusing on the present moment, often practised by paying attention to the breath as a form of meditation.
It encourages you to become more aware of your thoughts and feelings so that you can manage them in a different, more positive way.
An app and website designed to help anyone learn mindfulness and meditation. It has hundreds of themed sessions on everything from stress to sleep.
An app to help young people develop mindfulness and relaxation skills.
A website/app which lets you track moods and sleep patterns helping to manage depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.
MoodGYM is a free, fun, interactive program to help young people with low mood. Based on cognitive behaviour and interpersonal therapy, it consists of five modules, which help you to explore:- Why you feel the way you do- Changing the way you think- Knowing what makes you upset- Assertiveness and interpersonal skills training.
SuperBetter is a free web and app-based programme created by game designers. Playing SuperBetter helps build personal resilience: the ability to stay strong, motivated, and optimistic even in the face of difficult challenges. Resilience has a powerful effect on health - by boosting physical and emotional well-being. SuperBetter is for young people over the age of 13 who want to feel happier, healthier, and more able to reach their goals.
NHS Greater Manchester advice about self-harm
NHS Greater Manchester have created this advice for young people, parents and carers about why people may self-harm, how to talk about it and strategies to help young people manage their emotions:
SmilingMind is modern meditation for young people from 7 years up. It is a free web and App-based program, designed to help bring balance to young lives. Smiling Mind was created in Australia and is aimed at helping young people de-stress and stay calm. There are tailored programmes for different age groups. SmilingMind on Google/Android. SmilingMind on Apple/iPhone.
This site is aimed at combating the issues associated with drug and alcohol abuse among many young people in the UK. The site provides information and harm reduction advice around drugs and alcohol including tools that can be used by young people to address substance related needs.
This website offers a wide range of advice and guidance for parents and professionals on the challenges of parenting. Family Lives is a UK based charity and has an extensive list of resources online to access, not least its parent channel tv that guides parents and professionals through a range of different topics and age ranges to effectively parent.
This website is designed to help you make a difference to children and young people's lives, by giving you tools to respond helpfully when they are troubled. It is a one-stop shop for practical information and techniques on how to respond helpfully to children and young people's troubling behaviour, build up their self-esteem and promote their positive mental well-being.
Kooth offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 – 24 years and is available up to 10 pm every day.
Making Sense of Mental Health has been developed to support staff working in special needs schools to understand the mental health of children and young people with complex needs. This interactive, online training, which aims to support staff in understanding, identifying and responding to the mental health needs of children and young people with complex needs.
Mental health first aid England is an educational course focussing on young people’s mental health and how to identify, understand and help a young person who may bedeveloping mental health problems
Mind is a national charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
MindEd is a portal that provides free, completely open access online bite-sized chunks of 'e-learning' available on tablets, phones or computers to help adults to identify, understand and support children and young people with mental health issues.The learning materials are written and edited by leading experts from the UK and around the world. Different learning pathways can be followed according to professional or other interests. The e-learning is applicable to a wide range of learners across the health, social care, education, criminal justice and community settings.
To complement the existing MindEd e-learning, dynamic new resources have been produced to provide expert information that families can trust. MindEd for Families provides materials for parents and carers of children and teens struggling with mental health issues, covering such topics as: What to do in a crisis, parenting difficult children, everyday parenting and keeping ourselves strong.
An information hub offering young people advice and help with mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.
Rise Above helps 11-16-year-olds build emotional resilience by equipping them with knowledge and skills to deal with pressures they may face. It also provides an online platform through which young people can converse with peers alongside professional support.
This website offers a range of downloadable information for GPs and other professionals working with young people with mental health conditions.
This website has large amounts of information on a range of conditions, useful for Parents, young people and professionals to gain a better understanding and get ideas to help manage difficult thoughts and feelings and experiences.
Speak out Stay safe is a service that uses specially trained volunteers to talk to primary school children about abuse. Speak out Stay safe is delivered by specially trained NSPCC staff and volunteers. It consists of an assembly presentation for children aged 4-11 followed by a one-hour classroom workshop for children in years 5/6. The aim is to give them the skills to protect themselves and know where to go for help.
STOP Stigma is a classroom-based resource for secondary schools that helps address mental health stigma and raise awareness about mental health.
The National CAMHS Support Service produced an e-learning package to provide basic knowledge and awareness of self-harm in children and young people, with advice about ways staff in children’s services can respond.
OpenLearn is the home of free learning from The Open University. It contains short articles by academic experts from the OU and beyond; videos; podcasts and free courses. You can find your own way through the content.
SCIE is a leading improvement support agency and independent charity, working with the care and support sector in the UK. They provide free e-learning resources on the impact of parental mental health on young people, working in partnership with parents and care planning and intervention. The full range of e-learning resources can be accessed online.
An initiative by Bradford District and Craven NHS with advice for parents and carers on mental health, self harm, eating disorders, online activity and gaming, school avoidance and more:
Young Minds is a Charity that offers support and raises awareness of young people’s mental health. They have information on a range of mental health conditions and experiences of young people accessing mental health services. They offer Parent helpline and training for other professionals to raise awareness and understanding of mental illness in young people.
Youth Access offers a directory of local youth information, advice and counselling services for young people aged 14-25.
Youth Health Talk provides advice and support on mental health issues from young people for young people.
A free online course, developed by Youth Mental Health Foundation, to support parents and carers of young people who self harm.
The Oldham whole school and college approach to emotional health and mental wellbeing aim to promote social, emotional and mental wellbeing.The framework offers practical guidance to schools and colleges to develop knowledge and skills to promote mental health and wellbeing and prevent minor problems from escalating into more serious long-term issues.The document contains key actions that head teachers and college principles can take to embed the whole school approach to emotional health and mental wellbeing.
Phone: 0161 716 2020
This short animation gives you an idea of what you can expect if you're visiting our child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
Coming to CAMHS for the first time:
Our teams have created short videos to help you find your way to our CAMHS services. They also have information about what to expect when you arrive:
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