Information for Young People

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People use alcohol and drugs for a variety of reasons. Alcohol and drugs can affect our mental health whether we are addicted or not. For further information visit: 

Helplines and on line support

  • FRANK- email, text, call and live chat support available Talk to FRANK
  • Emotional Support via phone, online chat or email for anyone under 18 Childline
  • Emotional support 24 hours a day 365 days a year Samaritans 116123
  • CALM provide support for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall Helpline and Webchat
  • The Mix essential support to under 25’s via helpline, email, one to one chat and counselling

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Support if you live in Halton

Domestic abuse is a repeated pattern of behavior and involves any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. To find out more visit:

Helplines and online support

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Support if you live in Halton

  • If you are 16 and over Changing Lives provide safe, confidential support for anyone experiencing domestic abuse in Halton. Specialist staff can be contacted on 0300 11 11 247 to receive confidential advise and support.
  • Emotional Support via Web Chat for 11 to 25 year olds Kooth
  • Up to 18 Headz Up Halton Drop in

Anxiety is a feeling of fear or panic. Feeling generally anxious sometimes is normal. Most people worry about something - money or exams - but once the difficult situation is over, you feel better and calm down. If the problem has gone but the feeling of fear or panic stays or even gets stronger, that’s when anxiety becomes a problem. To find out more visit:

Helplines and online support

  • Emotional Support via phone, online chat or email for anyone under 18 Childline
  • The Mix essential support to under 25’s via helpline, email, one to one chat and counselling
  • Emotional support 24 hours a day 365 days a year Samaritans 116123
  • CALM provide support for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall Helpline and Webchat

Need to speak to someone in person?

Support if you live in Halton

Depression is a mood disorder where you feel very down all the time. It affects people in different ways and causes a wide range of symptoms. Depression can happen as a reaction to something like abuse, losing your job or family breakdown, but it can also run in families. To find out more visit:

Helplines and online support

  • Emotional Support via phone, online chat or email for anyone under 18 Childline
  • The Mix essential support to under 25’s via helpline, email, one to one chat and counselling
  • Emotional support 24 hours a day 365 days a year Samaritans 116123
  • CALM provide support for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall Helpline and Webchat

Need to speak to someone in person?

Support if you live in Halton

Stress is the body’s response to pressures, a small amount of stress is good for us but too much can damage our health. To find out more visit:

Helplines and online support

  • Emotional Support via phone, online chat or email for anyone under 18 Childline
  • The Mix essential support to under 25’s via helpline, email, one to one chat and counselling
  • Emotional support 24 hours a day 365 days a year Samaritans 116123
  • CALM provide support for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall Helpline and Webchat

Need to speak to someone in person?

Support if you live in Halton

Being LGBT+ does not automatically mean you will have mental health issues however LGBT+ people can be at higher risk of experiencing mental health problems than the wider population and the reasons for this are often complex. To find out more visit: 

Helplines and online support

  • LGBTQ mental health service Mindout online support
  • Support for transgender youth up to the age of 19 Mermaids helpline
  • Emotional Support via phone, online chat or email for anyone under 18 Childline
  • The Mix essential support to under 25’s via helpline, email, one to one chat and counselling
  • Emotional support 24 hours a day 365 days a year Samaritans
  • CALM provide support for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall Helpline and Webchat

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Support if you live in Halton

Self Harm is when you hurt yourself on purpose. You usually do it because something else feels wrong, it seems like the only way to let those feelings out. To find out more visit:

You may need to call 999 for an ambulance if:

  • you or somebody else have taken an overdose of drugs, alcohol or prescription medication
  • somebody is unconscious
  • you or somebody else are in a lot of pain
  • you or somebody else are having difficulty breathing
  • you or somebody else are losing a lot of blood from a cut or wound
  • you or somebody else are in shock after a serious cut or burn

If your injury isn't serious, you could be treated at a minor injuries unit. These healthcare services are run by doctors or nurses to assess and treat minor injuries, such as minor burns and scalds, infected wounds and broken bones.

NHS walk-in centres, where a nurse can treat you without appointment, are also available for minor cuts and bruises.

Helplines and online support

  • Text support, web chat and helpline for women and girls Self Injury Support
  • Emotional Support via phone, online chat or email for anyone under 18 Childline
  • The Mix essential support to under 25’s via helpline, email, one to one chat and counselling
  • Calm harm free app providing support and strategies to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm download from Google Play or App Store
  • Emotional support 24 hours a day 365 days a year Samaritans
  • CALM provide support for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall Helpline and Webchat

Need to speak to someone in person?

Support if you live in Halton

Being raped or sexually assaulted can leave you with lots of feelings but there is help available. To find out more visit:

Helplines and online support

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Support if you live in Halton

  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre T: 0330 363 0063 | support@rapecentre.org.uk | Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre RASAC
  • Emotional Support via Web Chat for 11 to 25 year olds Kooth

Being a young carer often means looking after a family member who is ill or helping them by looking after other members of the family while they can’t. To Find out more visit:

Helplines and online support

  • Emotional Support via phone, online chat or email for anyone under 18 Childline
  • Emotional support 24 hours a day 365 days a year Samaritans
  • CALM provide support for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall Helpline and Webchat

Need to speak to someone in person?

Support if you live in Halton

If you or someone you care about is affected by cancer there is emotional support available. To find out more visit:

Helplines and online support

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If someone important to you has just died or you have just found out they are very seriously ill, help and support is available. To find out more visit:

Helplines and online support

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Support if you live in Halton

  • Child Bereavement UK provides free support and information to bereaved children and young people up to the age of 25
  • Emotional Support via Web Chat for 11 to 25 year olds Kooth

Feeling stressed by exams is totally normal but there are strategies you can use to help you feel calmer and more in control. To find out more visit:

Helplines and online support

  • Emotional Support via phone, online chat or email for anyone under 18 Childline
  • The Mix essential support to under 25’s via helpline, email, one to one chat and counselling
  • Emotional support 24 hours a day 365 days a year Samaritans
  • CALM provide support for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall Helpline and Webchat

Need to speak to someone in person?

Support if you live in Halton

Everyone eats differently but if you take eating to extreme you could have an eating problem. To find out more visit:

Helplines and online support

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Anger is a normal healthy emotion. Learning healthy ways to recognise and deal with anger is essential to good mental health. To find out more visit:

Helplines and online support

  • Emotional Support via phone, online chat or email for anyone under 18 Childline
  • The Mix essential support to under 25’s via helpline, email, one to one chat and counselling
  • Emotional support 24 hours a day 365 days a year Samaritans 116123
  • CALM provide support for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall Helpline and Webchat

Need to speak to someone in person?

Support if you live in Halton

There's a close relationship between sleep and mental health. Lack of sleep has a huge impact on how we think, feel and behave. To find out more visit:

Helplines and online support

  • Emotional Support via phone, online chat or email for anyone under 18 Childline
  • The Mix essential support to under 25’s via helpline, email, one to one chat and counselling
  • Emotional support 24 hours a day 365 days a year Samaritans 116123
  • CALM provide support for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall Helpline and Webchat

Need to speak to someone in person?

Support if you live in Halton

Young People gamble for a variety of reasons. Gambling can affect our mental health whether we are addicted or not and the younger a person is when they start might increase the chance of them becoming addicted. For further information visit:

Helplines and online support

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Support if you live in Halton

For more information about mental health conditions either for yourself or for those who are supporting you visit:

Helplines and online support

Need to speak to someone in person?

Support if you live in Halton