If you are a young person and are worried about your own mental health or the mental health of someone you know, the best option would be to ask for help.

This person could be a friend, a family member, an adult you trust, or even a professional. A GP or ANP appointment is a good place to start.

Other useful contacts:



The Mix: Provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.
0808 808 4994



Childline: A free, private and confidential service for anyone under 19. Can be contacted by phone, email, or 1-2-1 chat.
0800 1111



Beat: Offers a supportive space for you to explore your feelings and thoughts around eating disorders.
Helpline: 0808 801 0677 (over 18)
Studentline: 0808 801 0811
Youthline: 0808 801 0711 (under 18)



Samaritans: Provides emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.
116 123



Breathing Space: A free, confidential phone and web-based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
0800 83 85 87