Self Help... Young People

Mental Health & Wellbeing


About Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental ill health affects 1 in 4 of us during our lifetime. There is support available so you don't need to cope on your own.

Our resource pack provides information for young people and parents on mental health support available both locally and nationally.

Local Support

Are you experiencing anxiety, worry or stress? Need to talk to someone who can offer support and advice? Available to young people, parents, carers, and professionals. The Urgent Mental Health Support Line is now open 24 hours on 01752 435122​

Eklipse Counselling

Free Professional Person-Centred Counselling Practice.

Tel: 07891028960

Livewire - Youth Project

Livewire Youth Music now offers a full range of services to support them from from youth work support all the way through to counselling from one of our qualified team - No need to become a member and no long waiting lists - Young people can self refer or be referred by a parent/carer, teacher, doctor etc.

Tel: 01752 843570

Plymouth Options

Plymouth Options offers a range of services to people aged 16 and over who are experiencing common mental health problems.

Telephone: 01752 435419

Plymouth and District Mind

Offers support to the people of Plymouth and surrounding districts who are experiencing a mental health problem.

Tel: 01752 512280

Plymouth University - Mental Health Support

Providing support for current students of Plymouth University.

Tel: 01752 587676


SHINE is created by Plymouth University students, counsellors and researchers. Watch, read, listen, find apps and useful links to the best online resources and information about mental health and well-being. 

Simply Counselling

Providing counselling in Plymouth

Tel: 01752 560900

National Support


Providing Information and support to people and their friends and family who are experiencing mental health problems.

Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393


'Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.'

Tel: 116 123


Visit: 20 Oxford Place Western Approach Plymouth Devon PL1 5AJ

NHS - Youth Mental Health

An information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.

Young Minds

Children and young people's wellbeing and mental health.

NHS choices

Mental health information and support.


The UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape.

Youthline: 0345 634 7650


Time to Change

'Let's end mental health discrimination'


Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England and Northern Ireland.

Tel: 0300 5000 927   (10am-2pm Monday to Friday)


SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm.

Tel: 0300 304 7000


Telephone: 0800 1111
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything - no problem is too big or too small. 


Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. Elefriends is run by Mind.