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Mental Health

If you’re struggling with your feelings, you're not alone. YoungMinds have loads of practical tips and advice from young people just like you, as well as information on getting the support you need. They also offer Shout a free, 24/7 text messaging support wherever you are in the UK. If you need someone to talk to about how you’re feeling, text YM to 85258.

Whether you’re worried about your mental health, or someone else’s, there is also useful information about mental health, from anxiety and depression to self care and counselling here.

Mind Your Way has been developed in response to young people in Cornwall saying they wanted more information about mental health, emotional wellbeing and how to get help, find out what services are available locally, and hear from other young people sharing their experiences.

Papyrus (offers confidential advice and support for young people struggling with suicidal thoughts through the HOPELINEUK helpline service, open 9am to midnight year round):  0800 068 4141

Samaritans (offer a safe place for anyone, including children and young people, to talk in your own way about whatever’s getting to you): 116 123

Counselling in Cornwall

An online mental wellbeing community,
Kooth provides free, safe and anonymous support.


Everyone's life is individual to them and it is hard to cover everything that might relate to you and your situation. 

Here are a few more organisations that offer advice and information about a whole range of things...

The Mix is a national support service for young people. They are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.

Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

Relationships can be confusing. Especially if you really like someone but they do things you're not comfortable with. Childline is here to help you think about what feels right for you. 

Sexual health support in Cornwall

Brook Cornwall offers a wide range of free sexual health and contraception services  across the county.  They offer confidential services including STI testing, treatment, contraception (including long-acting and emergency), pregnancy testing, and specialist young people’s services.


Bullying can happen anywhere and be about anything. Childline offer advice about different types of bullying, and how you can get help and support.  

You and your body

Your feelings about how you look and the changes you go through can have a big impact on your life. But whatever you're going through, Childline can help.

Drugs, alcohol and smoking

Whether you're worried about yourself or someone else, you can find information about drug and alcohol use and smoking here to help.

YZUP We Are With You (provides confidential, specialist advice and treatment to children and young people who have issues with alcohol, drugs and mental health): 01872 300816

Worried about Money?  

Advice for you, your family or friends is available here


If you’re feeling anxious or COVID is making life harder, this gives you the latest guidance.

And remember, here you can find advice if you feel unsafe or you think that you or another child or young person is at risk of being harmed.


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