Useful Links 

General Information Pages


    Greater Good Magazine – online free resources related to general wellbeing, compassion and happiness

•    Kristin Neff’s self-compassion website with information and practical resources

•    Rethink offers information about mental health problems and self-help strategies for coping with them

•    FRANK offers friendly, confidential advice about drugs

•    Doc Ready helps you prepare to speak to a doctor about mental health

•    Choice and medication - downloadable leaflets about a range of mental health conditions and the types of medication available

•    Free Mindfulness: A project in compassionate collaboration - free-to-download mindfulness exercises

•    Living Life to the Full - Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resiliency

The Survivors Trust – Information and links for support in the North West of England

Information Pages for Young People and Parents/Carers


•    Care for the Family - Supporting adoptive parents and foster carers -

•    Youth Health Talk stories and information about a range of illnesses and health-related issues from young people’s real life experiences

•    My Mind, created by Cheshire and Wirral NHS Partnership, offers lots of self-help resources for young people

•    My CAMHS Choices provides young people accessing CAMHS with information and resources to make meaningful choices about care

•    Epic Minds, developed by the NHS and researchers, to help young people after a first experience of psychosis

•    Student Minds - Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity

•    Epic Friends, developed by the NHS in Sheffield, offers interactive information for young people wanting to help friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally

•    The Young People’s Advisory Service – offering information and useful links for young people, parents/carers and professionals

•    Young Minds’ website offers lots of information about mental health and emotional wellbeing, with resources for you to read and download

•    Mermaids - family support for young people seeking information and support around gender identity

•    The Proud Trust (formerly LGBT Youth North West) is a regional organisation that seeks to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Young People in the North West

•    Mood Gym – Cognitive behavioural therapy based self-help online for low mood/depression

•    NSPCC – A huge range of resources for parents/carers and professionals about keeping children safe online, at school, with friends and protecting their wellbeing 

•    Thinkuknow - a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline

•    The Young Voices Study with updates and information for young people who hear voices and see visions, with additional information for parents/carers

•    Mentally Health Schools – a range of resources and information for promoting positive mental health in schools -

Popular Apps


•    Headspace: Meditation and Sleep

•    Stress & Anxiety Companion – NHS

•    BlueIce: developed with young people to help manage difficult feelings and urges to self-harm

•    Catch It – CBT based app to improve mental wellbeing

•    Breathe - a mindfulness app for staying calm and cope with anxiety

•    Emoodji, created by Mind, designed specifically for students

•    Happify - aimed at developing skills in order to boost emotional wellbeing



•    Samaritans provides a helpline and email for anyone who has something that’s troubling them; you can call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

•    The Campaign against Living Miserably, or CALM, is a charity aiming to prevent male suicide in the UK; it has a helpline and webchat facility

•    ChildLine is a confidential service for children and young people up to nineteen years old; you can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small – call free on 0800 1111, chat online, or send an email

•    Voice Collective is a UK-wide, London-based project that supports children and young people who hear voices, see visions, have other 'unusual' sensory experiences

•    OCD Youth aims to increase awareness and access to support for anyone under 25 affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, also offers a chat forum