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Young People’s Mental Health

Thousands of young people deal with mental health problems every day and it’s important to know where to find the resources to help them. This page is for young people who are struggling and want help, but are not sure where to find it.

We’ve gathered a number of resources that focus on young people’s mental health and wellbeing, both national and local.

Where to get help

Life central aims to be the go-to app for young people in North Lincolnshire. It aims to give young people the information they need to help themselves make lifestyle changes for better emotional health and wellbeing.

You can find loads of information on their website or on the iPhone and Android app.

Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community, with free, safe and anonymous support for 11 to 18 year olds.

Whether you want to know more about how you’re feeling, get information about a mental health condition or know what support is available to you, visit the Young Minds website.

Their Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support to young people across the UK. If you know a young person who may be struggling right now, please share this service with them.

You can also find them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Anyone can contact Samaritans, no matter how old you are. Call 116 123 free anytime, from any phone. Talk any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you.

When you call, a volunteer will answer. They will listen to you and help you talk through your concerns, worries and troubles. They will focus on your thoughts and feelings, and may ask questions to help you explore how you feel. They won’t make decisions for you.

You can find more information about the Samaritans on their website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

On the MIND website, you can find information about mental health and wellbeing and how to find support. Understand your mental health, the different types of mental health, understanding a diagnosis and information about how to support a friend who is struggling with the way they’re feeling.

There is also information for parents and cares who are supporting a young person.

MIND also run The Haven, in Printer’s Yard in Fenton Street, Scunthorpe. The Haven offers mental health support to people aged 16 and over in North Lincolnshire, seven days a week, between 6pm and midnight. You can call them on 01724 279500.

If you don’t get through straight away, please leave your name and telephone number and a member of the team will call you back.

You can also find MIND on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

The Anna Freud Centre is dedicated to children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and improves the lives of thousands of children and young people with mental health problems every year.

Visit the young people’s area of the Anna Freud website for lots of information and support including:

You can also find Anna Freud NCCF on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. The CALM website runs a free and confidential webchat – seven hours a day, seven days a week – for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. They support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).

You can also find CALM on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, twenty-four-seven text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Since launching publicly in May 2019, they had more than 500,000 conversations with people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support.

To start a conversation, simply text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258.

You can also find Shout on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

What is PAPYRUS HOPELINEUK?

HOPELINEUK advisers want to work with you to understand why these thoughts of suicide might be present. They also want to provide you with a safe space to talk through anything happening in your life that could be impacting on your or anyone else’s ability to stay safe.

  • For children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide
  • For anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide

Young People

Our advisers are all trained to help you focus on staying safe from suicide. Their training enables them to provide advice and support that may help you to move forward and stay alive.

Concerned Others

If you are concerned that a young person is feeling suicidal, advisers can support you to start a conversation about suicide and explore options of how best to support them.

Contact HOPELINEUK

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.

Opening hours:

9am – midnight every day of the year (Weekends and Bank Holidays included)

Our Suicide Prevention Advisers are ready to support you.

 

North Lincolnshire Council’s One Family Approach aims to create a system that works for all children, young people and families, where we work together to provide and commission integrated services for children and young people.