Children's mental health

Recognising the signs that a child may be struggling with their mental health can be really hard. We've got advice to help you support children who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings or self-harm. 

Worried about a child?

If you're worried about a child or young person, you can contact the NSPCC helpline for support and advice for free - call us on 0808 800 5000 or contact us online.

Children can contact Childline any time to get support themselves.

Get support

 of all Childline counselling sessions were related to emotional health and wellbeing, including self-harm and suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Mindfulness guide for families

Concerned about your child's mental health or well-being? Our best-selling mindfulness guide is filled with exercises and activities to help your child when it's all feeling a bit too much - helping them focus on how they're feeling in the here and now.  

Get your mindfulness guide