Mental Health (Young People)

The child and adolescent mental health service helps children and young people in Dorset who are experiencing significant mental health issues, but there are lots of other local services and resources that can provide support if you're worried, need to talk, or are simply looking for a little advice.

  • Kooth is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform for children and young people offers an online live chat option
  • Mind your head helps children and young people in Dorset to be as mentally healthy as possible. Provides information on useful apps as well as counselling and support services.
  • UP in Poole provides support, information and advice for young people, including an online live chat option

Health for Young People provides you with information to stay safe and healthy, as well as helping you decide what to do when you feel unwell. This includes information on mental and physical health conditions affecting those between 0 and 18 yrs.

Young minds aims to help those under 25 years by offering mental health support and giving them the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. Their guides allow you to find out more about different mental health conditions, how to cope with your feelings about it and what support is available to you.

Moodjuice is a website developed in Scotland, designed to help you think about emotional problems and work towards solving them. Under the “professional” section on the left hand side of the page there are some self-help guides.

Many of these websites also provide information and resources for parents and carers

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