ADVICE & SUPPORT
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.