Some other people who can help

Bullying UK –  Has a confidential Helpline.

Barnardo’s – Range of support and advice on many issues from Mental Health to LGBT.

Childline – For young people under 19 years – contact them about anything, whatever your worry. Check website for times in COVID outbreaks.

Enfield Advisory Service for Autism – a local authority service supporting autistic children and young people from 0 – 25 yrs.

Enfield Educational Psychology Service have published this booklet for you to read and download – Looking After Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

Enfield LGBT Network – Support services for LGBT Enfield Residents including an LGBT Youth Group.

Every Parent and Child Enfield – Range of services for children and parents.

Kooth (those aged 11-25 years).  Online mental health wellbeing community with online magazine, discussion boards, message or live chat to the Kooth team and write your own daily journal.

Join Kooth by creating an account which is free, anonymous, and doesn’t require an email address.

NSPCC  – National organisation to protect children and prevent abuse.

Our Time – for children of parents with a mental illness – has ebooks explaining why a parent is in hospital. Different books are available for different age groups.

Sidekick is a confidential helpline for Young Carers in the UK,  aged 13 to 18, and up to 25 for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The Mix – For young people under 25 years.

Stop.Breathe.Think. have free online counselling for 8-21 yrs.

The Sanctuary is an online chat group created specifically in response to coronavirus and the anxieties this could lead to for people with an eating disorder.  Eating disorders thrive in isolation, so it is important to stay connected and support each other through this. The Sanctuary is open daily 9am – 8pm during weekdays and 4pm – 8pm at weekends & on Bank holidays.

Winston’s Wish is a national charity that supports bereaved children and young people after the death of a significant person.

Youth Access  – An advice and counselling service for young people.

Youth Enfield – Enfield Council’s Youth Development Service Activities portal. Free Activities for young people who live or attend a school in Enfield.

Young Minds  –  Contact them if you are feeling worried about your mental health or somebody else’s.

Online tools and resources

My Mental Health toolkit for Young Carers – animated video and online toolkit published by Carers Trust.

Free help, advice and urgent mental health support from 24/7 crisis telephone lines

for children, young people and their families.

Enfield’s 24/7 crisis phone line is 0800 151 0023

Read this brief information pack with details of other crisis lines as well as other support available (e.g. Shout, Good Thinking and Kooth).

British Red Cross Wellbeing tools
Kindness Activity Pack

The Kindness activity pack is full of ideas around coping, recognising feelings and safely connecting with others.

Wellbeing support for young people

Free activities and tools to improve your wellbeing and reduce feelings of loneliness and worries.

Get help with loneliness

British Red Cross provide local support services, workshops and resources to help understand, and overcome living with loneliness.

Skills journal from Carers Trust

See our article about a booklet that helps Young Carers think about what transferrable skills they have gained from their caring responsibilities.