Self-help for young people

Self-help for young people

HappyMaps is mainly for parents but there is lots of useful stuff for young people too. You might find it helpful to show a page to a parent or to look up some advice for a friend. This is how to find what you need:

Click here to find your age group and you will find all the topics listed. For each topic there is advice for parents but also some good websites (where you can find helplines and blogs), books, Apps and videos for yourself. You may need to scroll down to find the topic you're looking for.

For helplines and ways of getting text or online chat support click here and see our counselling page where you can also find local organisations if you live in the SouthWest UK.

Our top recommended websites for young people are:

  • www.youngminds.org.uk
  • www.childline.org.uk (not just for young children but for all ages up to 19 years and the website is worth a look) 
  • www.kooth.com for 10-18 yrs- online support until 10pm every night with qualified counsellors, plus articles to read.
  • www.themix.org.uk (older teens and young adults- information,advice and blogs on everything from health to relationships, money, sex, drugs, family and more)
  • www.mind.org.uk

If you need help for suicidal feelings see this page

For other websites and advice on student life, apprenticeships and working go to our young adults page 

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Self-help for young people

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