Children & young people


Wellbeing is about how we are doing and how we feel about our lives. Low wellbeing has been linked to mental health conditions like depression and anxiety and it can impact our relationships with family and friends and how we feel about and interact with the world around us. There are a number of support organisations and resources available to support children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing. Some useful links and suggestions are available here.

Ideas for you

CAMHS Resources is an online resource created by young people for young people to support their mental health and wellbeing.

Mind your way has been developed by the Cornwall CAMHS Young People’s board, with the aim of providing a safe, reliable source of information and advice. Along with Start Now which has been designed for young people by young people.

Young People Cornwall engages, inspires and supports young people across the county with youth work that makes a difference. They provide a host of weekly sessions, live social action projects and support.

Things that might help

Young Minds provides support for young people, their parents and professionals working with young people.

Other services and support

Rise Above has some good resources and tips.

If you need to talk to someone the following support is available:

  • Kooth provides online counselling, support and advice for 11-19 year olds,
  • If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, email, or chat online with Childline. This can be about any problem, big or small.
  • The Samaritans run a helpline you can ring for free at any time of the day or night if you’re in distress and need support.
  • You can talk to The Mix for free on the phone, by email or on their webchat

Chill Panda is not a medical device but techniques used in the app draw on a broad spectrum of scientific studies and evidence. Designed to help children under 8 learn to recognise and manage their feelings of anxiety.

MeeTwo appears like social media but it’s not. It provides a safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting their lives. You can anonymously get advice from experts or other teenagers going through similar experiences in areas such as mental health, self-harming, relationships and friendships.

The following organisations also offer support and advice for children and young people:


Clear Fear

My Possible Self

Insight Timer


Kernow Connect | Action For Children

Making Waves – Young People Cornwall

Children’s Services – Childrens services – Cornwall Council

Housing for Young People – Young People (16-24 year olds) – Cornwall Housing

Schools and Education – Schools and Education – Cornwall Council