We’re here to help
1 in 6 young people in England (aged 5 to 16) experienced a mental health problem in 2020.
If you’re a young person and you’re worried about your mental health, you don’t have to face things alone.
Here you can find some useful resources and discover more about our work in schools across Mid and North East Essex.
We know that life can be really tough sometimes for a child or young person. Sometimes you can sort out a problem on your own but if you have a worry you can’t cope with, don’t bottle it up. It can really help if you talk to someone in your family, a carer, one of your friends, or maybe a teacher.
If you feel like you are not coping and need urgent support, or like you may want to harm yourself or are having suicidal thoughts there are lots of things you can do to keep yourself safe:
- Tell someone you trust how you are feeling so they can support you to get the right help
- Call your doctor
- Visit A&E if you feel like you might seriously harm yourself
- If you want to talk to someone anonymously you can call ChildLine on 0800 1111 (this is for any young person up to age 19)
- Call one of the crisis lines:
If it’s Monday to Friday and between 9am and 5pm, call SET CAMHS: Freephone 0800 953 0222
- If you need urgent help or out of hours help, call NELFT out of hours: 0800 995 1000
No matter how you’re feeling or what your situation is, you deserve to get help and support at any time.
Useful helplines and websites
You can contact Childline about anything. Call free on 0800 1111 or find out more online.
If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.
Call: 0800 068 4141
Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous mental wellbeing community.
If you are a young person struggling to cope, text YM to 85258 for free, 24/7 support.