Where to Get Help

Learning about Child Mental Health and understanding how to recognise potential disorders is an important first step. Below are some organisations which can help provide more support.
Please click on the name which will link you automatically to the relevant page.


Centre for ADHD and Autism

Website: www.adhdandautism.org

ADHD Foundation

Website: www.adhdfoundation.org.uk


Young Minds

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk


Anxiety UK

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Website (Get help): www.anxietyuk.org.uk/get-help

Infoline: 03444 775 774


No Panic

Website: www.nopanic.org.uk

Helpline: 0300 772 9844


Young Minds

Website (Anxiety guide): www.youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-guide-to-support-a-z/parents-guide-to-support-anxiety/

Autism Spectrum Condition

Ambitious about Autism

Website: www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk


Centre for ADHD and Autism

Website: www.adhdandautism.org


National Autistic Society

Website: www.autism.org.uk


Young Minds

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Family Lives

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 800 2222


Clinical Partners

Website: www.clinical-partners.co.uk


Young Minds

Website (Depression guide): www.youngminds.org.uk


British Dyslexia Association

Website: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk


Made by Dyslexia

Website: www.madebydyslexia.org


Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity

Website: www.helenarkell.org.uk


OCD Action

Website: www.ocdaction.org.uk

Helpline: 0300 636 5478



Website: www.ocduk.org

Support queries: 01332 588112

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

SEND and Early Intervention

IPSEA – Independent Provider of Special Education Advice

Website: www.ipsea.org.uk

General charities/multiple conditions

NHS Mental Health Crisis helpline for under 18’s – 24 hours every day but you need to google it to find your local NHS crisis helpline.  For example:
Barnet  – 0800 151 0023
West London NHS Trust – 080 328 4444


NHS Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYPMHS)  – scroll through this website to find details of these organisations to text or speak to: Shout, ChildLine, YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, Kooth, Samaritans, The Mix, Papyrus.

Website: www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/mental-health-services/mental-health-services-for-young-people/children-young-people-mental-health-services-cypmhs-children-information

111 – will direct you

999 – if a person is in imminent danger


Young Minds

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544

Webchat: www.youngminds.org.uk/parents-helpline-and-webchat


Action For Children

Website (Children’s Mental Health): www.actionforchildren.org.uk/support-for-parents/children-s-mental-health/


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