Mental Health

Mental health is an issue of growing concern among children and young people and those who work with them. In response to this Methodist Children and Youth have teamed up with Young Minds to produce resources, which can be downloaded as a PDF below:

Mental Health Resource Under 12

Mental Health Resource 12 - 18

Mental Health Resource 18+

Mental Health Resource Worker

The two children's resources can also be ordered as four-page printed cards from Methodist Publishing

Please see the lists below for organisations you can contact if you, or someone you work with or know, is in need of help or advice.   Our partner organisation, Young Minds, provides online resources for children and young people about mental health and wellbeing.

Help And Advice For Children And Young People:

  • Childline (Freephone 0800 1111 - 24 hours) is the UK's free helpline for children and young people. It provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem.
  • Mindfull offers free online counselling, mentoring and self help for 11-17 year olds.
  • The Mix (Freephone 0808 808 4994 - 7 days a week 11am-11pm) is a free confidential helpline for young people under 25. It helps individuals find the best help, whatever their problem.
  • The Samaritans volunteers (116 123 - 24 hours, 7 days a week) listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
  • B-Eat youth helpline (0845 634 7650 - Monday to Friday evenings from 4.30pm to 8.30pm and Saturdays 1.00pm - 4.30pm) provides information, help and support for anyone affected by eating disorders.
  • The Site is an online guide to life for 16 to 25 year-olds. It provides non-judgemental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs.
  • Kooth is a free online counselling service for children and young people. Only available in certain parts of England and Wales.
  • Youth Access is a national membership organisation for youth information, advice and counselling agencies. Visit the site to search its directory of services for help in your local area (signposting service: 0208 772 9900 - Monday to Friday from 9am-1pm & 2-5pm).
  • HeadMeds is a site for young people aged 11 -25 that provides easy to understand information about mental health medication.


Help And Advice For Parents And Workers

  • Young Minds, our partner organisation, provides online resources for professionals who work with children. It also has a specific section of its website dedicated to advice for parents.
  • MindEd is an e-learning portal to support young healthy minds from the Department of Health.