Well Being

It’s not easy being a young person growing up in 21st century Britain and not at all surprising if you are struggling to cope with the pressures and problems you encounter at school, at home or elsewhere in your daily life. You can find some advice on coping with some common problems here. Further down the page, you can find some links to other websites that can help you – and some advice about what to do if you need help urgently.


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A free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help they are there for you online or on the phone

Tel: 0800 11 11


Prevention of young suicide. Provide confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person

Action for Children

Helping disadvantaged children across the UK from before they are born until they are in their twenties

Young Minds

Charity championing young people's mental health and wellbeing across the UK. Their website gives advice for young people; they also run a telephone parent's help line

The Children's Society

National Charity working with Britain's most vulnerable children and young people

The Mix

Support service for young people under 25

Youth Access

Network of local youth services. Get connected with the right services in your local area.

Youth to Youth

Online support and advice from young people for young people


i-Rock is a drop-in service for 14-25 year olds offering advice and support on emotional and mental wellbeing, jobs, education and housing. You don’t have to be sent by a doctor or teacher, you can just pop in to talk in confidence about any problem, however big or small. Open Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 11am-6pm. Email: irocknewhaven@gmail.com Twitter: @NewhaveniRock Facebook: iRockNewhaven

Address: Denton Island Community Centre BN9 9BA

Urgent Help

Childline  are there for you 24 hours a day – phone 0800 11 11

Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide.  If you are a young person thinking about suicide, or are worried about a young person call 0800 068 4141 or text 07860 039967 weekdays 9am-10pm; weekends 2-10pm; bank holidays 2-10pm.

Sussex Mental Health line 0300 5000 101 for support and info if you’re worried about your mental health, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are concerned about an immediate risk of harm, either to yourself or someone else call 999 or go to A & E at the Royal Sussex Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton.