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National Links and Resources

Below are some links to national organisations useful for information, support and advice on mental health issues. We have read and recommended them and the links that they then provide, as they are written specifically for young people or young adults.

It's best to look through them and see what makes most sense and what is most helpful to you.

Young Minds

A leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. There are excellent sections on information and advice, with a comprehensive list of publications, websites & helplines.


The Royal College of Psychiatrists

The website has a specific section for young people with factsheets about mental health problems and a list of useful advice and links.



The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence publishes guidelines on high quality, evidence based care for patients using the National Health Service. Many of the difficulties young people we see in ELCAS are experiencing are covered in NICE guidance.



Confidential telephone counselling for any child or young person with a problem.

Freephone: 0800 1111 (24 hours)


Other resources and information on mental health issues




Local Links

ADHD Northwest - ADHD North West is committed to providing a free unique support service to empower and improve the wellbeing of individuals and families affected by an Attention Deficit Disorder and associated conditions.


Action for ASD

Action for ASD is a charitable body for people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.


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