Mental health problems can have a lasting impact on the lives of children and young people.
According to the Mental Health Foundation, at least one in 10 youngsters have a diagnosable mental health issue including depression, anxiety and conduct disorder.
The key is tackling the issues early on as most mental illnesses in adults can be traced back to their childhood.
So where can teenagers and children go to seek the help they need?
The Mix provides support to young people aged 13 to 25 on a range of issues including mental health problems.
If you are worried about your mental health, or someone else’s, from anxiety to depression, there is help at hand including self care and counselling.
Provides confidential counselling, advice or information services. Some of the local services are:
Hounslow Youth Counselling Service
78 St Johns Road, Isleworth, Hounslow, TW7 6RU, England
Phone: 0208568 1818
Website: Hounsow Youth Counselling
P3 Navigation House, 10a Station Road, Hayes, Hillingdon, UB3 4DA
Phone: 020 7229 2928
West London Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
This mental health service provides assessment and treatment for children and young people.
Run by West London Mental Health NHS Trust boys and girls up to the age of 18 have access to the services.
A child may find it difficult or embarrassing to talk about their issues and any concerns about their behaviour should be addressed as soon as possible.
A referral can be made by a doctor, school nurse or social worker.
There are three centres in Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow.
Phone: 020 8354 8160
Address: Ealing CAMHS. 1 Armstrong Way, UB2 4SA
Hammersmith & Fulham CAMHS
Phone: 020 8483 1979
Address: 48 Glenthorne Road, Hammersmith
Phone: 020 8483 2050
Address : Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health, 92 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW3 3EL
The NSPCC children's helpline is a private and confidential service for children and young people.
A ChildLine counsellor is available for emotional support and to talk about any issues to help youngsters in need.
The 24-hour helpline is available to children up to the age of 19.
Help is always at the other end of a call with the Samaritans. The service provides confidential and emotional support for people in need. You can phone, email, write a letter or talk to someone face to face.
The 24 hours helpline is free to call.
Phone: 116 123
The organisation provides advice, training and tools to prevent bullying and protect lives.
Being bullied is linked to mental health problems and Kidscape holds workshops and programmes that children can enlist on to help them get through tough times.
Phone: 020 7730 3300
Parent Advice Line: 020 7823 5430 (Mon-Tues, 10am-5pm)
Website : https://www.kidscape.org.uk/
Young Minds - helpline for parents concerned about their child's mental health - 0808 802 5544.
Nightline - A night listening service run by students for students open 6pm to 8am - 0207 631 0101.
Youth Wellbeing Directory - a list of local and national organisations for anyone up to the age of 25.
In an emergency always call 999, for non-life threatening situations call 111.
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