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Helping children, young people and their families thrive

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Stay up to date with the latest government guidance and see how our service is adapting to support you during this time.

For school staff check out our 'return to school' programmes which will help you support children back into the school environment post lockdown.

Youth wellbeing

Mental health problems affect about one in 10 children and young people and includes depression and anxiety.

Emotional wellbeing is just as important as physical health. Good mental health or wellbeing helps children and young people develop the skills they need to cope with whatever life throws at them.

Youth wellbeing
Youth wellbeing
Youth wellbeing

Looking after ourselves

People in good mental health have the ability to recover effectively from illness. So it's really important that we look after ourselves both physically and mentally by eating, sleeping, having a routine and keeping active. Sometimes we don’t feel like doing this and can feel down or out of control for many reasons. Remember it's okay to feel like this and support is out there.

Youth wellbeing

Why we need supportive relationships

Having supportive people around is essential if young people are to develop the healthy brain architecture that they need to thrive as adults.  A healthy brain supports the learning of life skills like organising information and regulating behaviour, prioritising, delaying gratification, planning ahead, coping with frustration and managing risks.

Fostering these strong, positive and supportive relationships enhances healthy brain development and helps to mitigate the impact of any negative early life experiences.  Find out more about brain development in young people.

Worried about telling people how you are feeling?

Talking about how you feel can be really difficult and often people can feel embarrassed.  Remember we are here and will support you every step of the way.  Listed below are links to lots of organisations that can offer help and advice and Childline offers 24/7 confidential support via instant messaging or phone -

What can I do to help myself?

Talking is a really good way to start! Whether this be to a teacher, family member or GP.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) can also offer support via your GP. 

Youth wellbeing
Youth wellbeing
Need to talk

Need to talk?

If you would like to talk to one of our local Family Support workers to see how we can help, pop into one of our family centres, email or phone 020 8753 6070.

We're here to help with tailored support for you and your family - just ask!

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Worried about a child?

If you are worried about a child or young person, please call our team on 020 8753 6600.

If you are worried that a child or young person is at immediate risk, please contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 500 or or call the police on 999

Remember Childline is always there for any young person online and on the phone anytime. If you are worried about yourself or a friend they are there for you.