Useful Links

The following websites are useful for anyone interested in mental health issues and young people.

National Organisations

www.mind.org.uk
National organisation which promotes mental health issues and offers a range of internet based support, along with links to local support services. Stockport has a very active mind office which provides a range of group based and 1:1 support services for adults experiencing emotional distress/mental illness.

www.youngminds.org.uk
A national organisation which promotes mental health issues within young people. A wealth of information about different mental health issues which affect young people. A range of information and leaflets which can be downloaded.

www.rcpsych.ac.uk
Royal College of Psychiatrists website. Information pages to view online and 36 fact sheets available, covering issues around growing up, parental mental illness and mental health difficulties within adolescence. This includes Mind Ed, which is a free e-learning resource to help adults to identify and understand children and young people with mental health issues.

www.childline.org.uk
National organisation offering online support and telephone support to young people in distress.

www.samaritans.org.uk
National organisation which offers 24 hr telephone and face to face emotional support to people in distress. Website offers useful information pages about different mental health difficulties.

www.selfinjury.org.uk
Online user led organisation to raise awareness of self injury and to support young people who self injure (site recommended by Royal College of Psychiatry).

www.nshn.co.uk
National self harm network online support and information for people who self harm (site recommended by Royal College of Psychiatry).

www.kidscape.org.uk
Helpline for parents who are worried about their children being bullied.

www.talktofrank.com
National drugs helpline for advice, information and support about drugs, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

Stockport Organisations

www.centralyouth.org.uk
Based in Petersgate, Stockport. Offer advice, information, counselling and sexual health services.

www.asgma.org.uk
An organisation working to promote the welfare of children, teenagers and adults with autistic spectrum disorders. Provides support for parents and carers through the autism information service and support for people with ASD.

Services for young people. sfyp@stockport.gov.uk
A young persons’ service which provides advice, information, guidance, support and personal development for all 13-19 year olds in Stockport.

www.beechwoodcancercare.org.uk
Offers confidential counselling and support to all family members where somebody has been diagnosed with a serious illness, or there has been a bereavement. A particular focus on the needs of children and young people, family members are also welcome.

www.relategms.co.uk
For young people aged 10-25 yrs who are having problems at home and want to talk to someone.

www.beacon-counselling.org.uk
A voluntary organisation with a registered charity status, offering counselling to anyone living or working in the Stockport area.