Mental Health

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental health problems range from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to serious long-term conditions. The majority of people who experience mental health problems can get over them or learn to live with them, especially if they get help early on.

Mental health problems are usually defined and classified to enable professionals to refer people for appropriate care and treatment. But some diagnoses are controversial and there is much concern in the mental health field that people are too often treated according to or described by their label. This can have a profound effect on their quality of life. Nevertheless, diagnoses remain the most usual way of dividing and classifying symptoms into groups.

Youth Unity team has put together some useful links that offer help and guidance

National Suicide Prevention Alliance

Suicide prevention is everyone’s business. The National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) is an alliance of public, private and voluntary organisations in England who care about suicide prevention and are willing to take individual and collective action to reduce suicide and self-harm, and support those bereaved or affected by suicide.

Information for young people aged 11-18

We're Mind. We understand mental health and wellbeing. We're here for you if you're finding things hard. We help everyone understand mental health problems, so no one has to feel alone.

LGBT+ Helpline

Advice and understanding You are always best placed to make decisions about your life. We want you to finish your call feeling you have options.

Mental Health Foundation

Advice and understanding You are always best placed to make decisions about your life. We want you to finish your call feeling you have options.

Social Media & Mental Health

A hub of advice to help your family navigate the risks and rewards that social media can bring.

Social Media & Internet

A great resource for everything internet and social media, this platform covers a wide range of services

Urgent help for mental health

NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages. You can call for: 24-hour advice and support – for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for help to speak to a mental health professional an assessment to help decide on the best course of care

If you require advice or general information please get in touch

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