Find SupportFor teens and young adults aged 12-25 years
Are you struggling with your mental health or worried about a friend? You’re not alone. Finding useful advice and support online can be difficult, but at HappyMaps, we’ve collected some of the best resources for you. Whether it’s counselling, helplines, chatrooms, videos, or personal stories, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re supporting a friend with their mental health, check out this link
Common problems and questions:
Use this slider to find the right help for you: scroll down past the parent section to find resources specifically for young people.
If you are finding it hard to talk to family or friends about how you are feeling, you might find it helpful to share HappyMaps with them.
How to find counselling or other support
- What is counselling really like and how can it help me? Read what Caitlin aged 19 years says about her experience.
- Kooth Online Confidential counselling with trained counsellors for ages 10-18 years
- The Mix One-to-one online chat, message boards and text message options for young people up to age 25 years
- OnMyMind Search for counselling or other support using your postcode plus find a ‘jargon buster’ for medical terms, information on referrals and treatment.
- Relate can offer free counselling for young people face-to-face, by web chat or by telephone. They can also offer family therapy (fees apply) This link will take you to a page which explains more and you can look for a centre near you.
- Hub of Hope Put in your postcode and get a list of local organisations, counsellors, support groups and charities
- Can you or your family afford to pay for a private counsellor? Have a look at the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Priory Group or The Counselling Directory