At the centre here we offer Youth Mental Health advice, support and First Aid for both young people and their parents / carers. We also offer one to one mentoring support for young people.


If you have a young person who is experiencing challenging circumstances and have been unable to get help for them please contact us to see if we may be able to help. 

If you are a young person and you are finding life difficult at the moment, again, get in touch with us and we can try and get you help or help you ourselves if it is within our skill set to do so. 

Emotional and mental health

Information leaflets and self-help downloads.

On the NHS Choices website there is a very helpful information hub called Young People and Mental Health. It includes some really useful self-assessment tools for anyone to use 24/7.  In addition to the above it may be worth you visiting a couple of local websites specialising in adolescence called R!SKY Business Dorset and the 'ThinkUknow' website that give useful information regarding the dangers that exist online.

You can download leaflets from the Royal College of Psychiatrists for all the topics listed on the right (and many more). 

There is also a range of excellent self-help leaflets that you can download from the Northumberland/Tyne & Wear NHS Trust.


Visit NHS Choices for a list of Mental Health Helplines


Talk to your GP

None of the resources contained in this 'Emotional and mental health' section can substitute for talking with your GP.


Don't feel embarrassed or ashamed, no matter what the problem is you or your family may have.  All the listed conditions are more common with young people than you would ever imagine, and you can be sure that your GP will be sympathetic and keen to help you - and they can.

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