Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing

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Useful links

Emotional Health and Wellbeing in Schools

KOOTH - XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

Young Devon - Young Devon offers free face to face counselling sessions within school or in the community.

CAMHS - The role of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is to promote the mental health and psychological well-being of children and young people.

A-Z of National Support Services

24/ 7 Urgent Mental Health support line

Livewell Southwest have set up a support live which any child or young person under the age of 18 in Plymouth experiencing a mental health crisis can call to seek support or advice from mental health professionals who will then triage as necessary. The professionals will also be able to signpost to other agencies where it is deemed appropriate for further support.

They do not need to be open to the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) but they will need to be registered with a Plymouth GP.

Parents, carers and families or professionals with concerns about a young person’s mental health can also call the number.

The helpline number for those under 18 to call is 01752 435122.

ADHD Foundation

Anna Freud - Help for pupils and supporting mental health and well being in schools.


Blurt -  Blurt exists to make a difference to anyone affected by depression. Being diagnosed can be overwhelming – there’s a lot to learn and plenty of prejudice to battle. Telling people is tough, and not everyone will understand.


Centre for Mental Health 

Child and Maternal Health

Department of Health Mental Health Guidance

Mental Health Foundation – Promoting Good Mental Health for All – Information and Advice and Publications.


MindEd - Free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults – Online E-Learning and Information for Families.

PACE - Parents, safeguarding professionals will also find this 20-30 minute e-learning training course a valuable source of information to find out more about child sexual exploitation, learn the signs and indicators of when a child might be being exploited, understand the impact child sexual exploitation can have on families and to know what to do if you suspect a child might be at risk of this abuse.



Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Mix

Time to Change – Information and Advice around Mental Health and the impact of Stigma – Free Resources Available.

Young Minds  – The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people –Information for Parents/Carers, Children and Young People and Professionals, Schools, Training and Consultancy and Relevant Papers and Documents and medication information.

Young People's Health - The Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) is the UK’s leading charity working to improve the health and wellbeing of 10-24 year olds ... Information and Resources.

A - Z of Local Agencies and Resources

Argyle Community Trust - The Community Trust is committed to working with partners both nationally and locally to work with groups, individuals and companies to help support people with mental health whether this be in peoples recovery help to mange symptoms and can radically improve the quality of people’s lives whether this is through our specific projects or awareness and campaigns these are of huge benefit.

Banardos - Plymouth BASE - Prevention of and supporting recovery from episodes of exploitation and trafficking. Support and advocacy for trafficking victims. Help with keeping safe, dealing with relationships and issues affecting individual lives.

Devon Mind  - Devon Mind staff work closely with all levels of mental health professionals, community organisations and networks to improve the quality of life for those with mental health problems, and also to promote positive mental well being. 

Eddystone – HIV and Sexual Health Services – Advice and Guidance, Training, Counselling and Peer Support

Harbour – Harbour Young People’s Service offers help and support to people up to age 18 who may be experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, harm because of their substance use – Information, Advice and Guidance

Intercom Trust - Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire – Advice, Guidance and Support - Debbie Ley The Intercom Trust Community Support Worker and Advocate – Plymouth Direct line: 01752 21 04 54

Jeremiah's Journey – A local charity supporting children and young people who have lost or are expecting to loose someone special to them. A range of support is available through Jeremiahs Journey.

Livewell Southwest -  Livewell Southwest is an independent social enterprise and community interest company (CIC) providing integrated health and social care services for people.

Plymouth City Council – Youth Services - Services include; Youth Centres based in various localities across the city, OUT Youth Group; a youth group for young people aged 13 to 25 who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender/Transsexual (LGBT) in Plymouth, Targeted and Intensive Support Teams, Care leavers and Homelessness Support for young people.

Plymouth Mental Health Network  - Plymouth Mental Health Network helps people suffering from mental illness by providing a local network of providers of mental health support to discuss, share ideas and information, work in partnership, uncover and fill gaps in service provision and influence meaningful change, website includes; resources, information and signposting.

Plymouth Options  - Over 16’s service for Depression, Anxiety, Stress, OCD, Phobias and Life Pressures.

Reading Well Book List - These books are avaible at local libraries.

Simply Counselling  – Offers a range of counselling for children, young people, parents and carers.