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.

Mind Your Head has recently launched Well Youth, a service aimed at supporting young people in Shetland to look after their mental health and wellbeing.

Well Youth can provide the following (for free):

  • One-to-one support sesions for those aged 10-25 years
  • Walk-in sessions for those aged 12-25 years

For more information on the Well Youth service, please click here.

If you are unsure about reaching out to us for help, why not speak to a trusted friend, family member, or adult at home or in school. A GP or ANP appointment would also be good place to start. The important thing is that you talk to a trusted person about whatever is bothering you.

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