Best mental health websites
Looking for help online can be really difficult and it can take ages to find something useful. We’ve done all the hard work and found some of the best websites for you.
Many of these are other charities and have helplines, chat support, real-life stories and advice from other young people who have struggled with their mental health or with family and relationship problems.
There are many more great websites if you’re looking for something more specific, for example, self-harm, eating disorders or bullying- just look in the topic section to find them.
Top 10 mental health websites for young people
- Young Minds Expert articles, advice, blogs written by young people and a crisis text-line.
- The Mix For older teens and young adults: advice, and blogs on mental health, coping with families, being a carer, relationships, drugs and lots more. They also have 1-2-1 online chat and text messenger options.
- ChildLine Not just for young children and not just a helpline! An amazing website for everyone up to 19 years. Get support, read advice or check out the message boards.
- Kooth Online counselling with trained counsellors for 10-18 years for free. You need to create a log-in for confidentiality. Kooth also have an online forum for discussion where you can just read or contribute.
- Ditch the label You don’t need to cope alone- find support and advice on bullying, relationships, COVID, home learning, OCD and more. Also has an online chat community
- Off The Record run online workshops and activities for young people aged 10-25 years from yoga to book clubs, as well as mentoring and activism. There are self-harm support groups and they also have an LGBTQ+ activist and support group called Freedom Youth.
- Mind Charity A to Z of mental health topics including information on medication, sleep problems, helplines and a “your stories” section
- Mindmate discusses common problems with plenty of advice on how to overcome or cope with them.
- No Panic is a charity supporting anyone with anxiety, panic attacks, OCD and a helpline and webchat support.
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