Mental Health and Well-Being
Apps and Resources
Positive Penguins – http://positivepenguins.com/
Aimed at 8-12 year olds, this app helps children understand their feelings and challenge negative thinking.
Dragonfly: Impact Education -
cheshire young persons advice line
Place2Be are a charity supporting Children's Mental Health.
They have support materials available for parents to help in this important area of children's well-being.
Click here for their tips for parents.
From time to time situations arise that need support and guidance from other specific organisations. Below is a list of a few helpful websites that will offer online support.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team (CAMHS)
CAMHS now have an out of hours advice line for parents
It is open from 5pm to 10pm on weekdays and 12pm - 8pm on weekends
ChildLine – www.childline.org.uk
Childline is a counselling service for parents, children and young people. Help and advice is free and confidential.
Anna Freud Centre – www.annafreud.org
A children’s mental health charity providing specialist help.
MindEd – www.minded.org.uk
MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults. MindEd for Famlies has online advice and information from trusted sources and will help you to understand and identify early issues and best support for your child.
Anxiety UK – www.anxietyuk.org.uk
Helps all those suffering from anxiety. Section on young people and anxiety.
OCD-UK – www.ocduk.org
Information and support relating to OCD in children and young people. Produces user friendly guides for children and parents.
Self-Harm UK – www.selfharm.co.uk
A national project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by selfharm, providing a safe space to talk and to ask questions.
Lifesigns – www.lifesigns.org
A guide for coping with self-harm and lots of helpful strategies and resources to minimise harm.
Harmless – www.harmless.org.uk
Providing a wide range of services about self-harm including support, information and consultancy for people who self-harm, their families and friends.