Support, Information and Helplines
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
CAMHS Hackney offers free support and counselling to young people. Some schools have a Wellbeing & Mental Health in Schools, or WAMHS worker. Ask a teacher if your school offers counselling or specialist mental health support.
Young Hackney offer support and advice on a range of topics including drugs & alcohol and youth justice (what to do if you’re worried about crime).
Information on sexting and how to stay safe online.
Telephone: 0800 1111 (24/7)
Childline offer free and confidential support for young people. Languages include Bengali/Sylheti, Gujrati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English.
Telephone: 0808 802 5544 (Weekdays 9.30am – 4pm)
Young Minds offer free advice and support on a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
Telephone: 0800 068 41 41 (9am – 12am every day) / Text: 07786 209 687
Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) provides confidential advice and support for young people experiencing suicidal thoughts.
The Proud Trust (for LGBTQ+ Youth)
Information and support for young LGBTQ+ people. Find your local LGBTQ+ youth group, including trans and YPoC specific groups. Free web chat open 12 – 6pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Muslim Youth Helpline
Telephone: 0808 808 2008
Offers support to young Muslims in distress including email support, a helpline and online counselling.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Apps
MindShift is designed to help young people cope with anxiety by teaching you how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking and identify active steps to help take charge of anxiety.
This free app offers help and support to people with thoughts of suicide or who are concerned about someone else.
Headspace is a mindfulness, meditation and sleep app that offers guided meditation for reducing anxiety and stress.