Other useful links
A special focus on helping young men who feel depressed and suicidal. A website and magazine, and a telephone helpline (0800 585858) offering support, information and signposting for men.
Allows you to share in other people’s experiences of mental health conditions.
Researches and campaigns on all issues relating to mental health and has an comprehensive resource page. Also an “app” to help young people talk to their GP.
See their leaflet on depression and also look at the web site to find MIND in your area. Local groups provide different types of advice and information.
e-learning to support healthy minds. A free e-resource designed to help adults identify and understand children and young people with mental health issues.
provides support to under 25s on a wide range of issues and has a wide-ranging mental health section.
The official website of the National Health Service in England. It has extensive mental health pages.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.
Committed to the prevention of young suicide. Resources for teenagers and young adults and their parents and friends, and a “Hopeline” (0800 068 4141) for anybody who is feeling suicidal or worried about somebody else.
Works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. Their website includes information about the symptoms, causes and treatments for depression.
Royal College of Psychiatrists have a number of factsheets, including on depression in young people, and information for parents and teachers.
Campaigns to raise awareness of mental illness and offers practical help. See their factsheet on depression and manic depression. Offers “SANEmail”, an email information and support service.
CWMT’s own award winning website, developed for students and by students, offering information and practical resources to help young people find a way forward from depression, and a place to share stories.
Learn about other young people’s experiences of depression and low mood.
Focuses the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and empowering their parents and carers. See their “parent’s pages”, including a Parent’s Helpline (0808 8025544) which offers information for anybody concerned about a young person’s behaviour or emotions.
Student Minds is a leading UK mental health charity focusing on the mental health needs of students. They empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. Together they aim to transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive.