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Your child's mental health

Mental health support over the phone or online

Sometimes mental health can be managed without the need to see a GP or specialist.

There are lots of services available offering help and support to young people both online and over the phone.


Buckinghamshire 24/7 Mental Health Helpline

Buckinghamshire 24/7 Mental Health Helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people who need mental health care when their situation is not life-threatening.


ChildLine provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem.

Young Minds

Young Minds offer a helpline to parents who are feeling worried about their child. Speak to one of their experts or have a young person text the Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support.

Online communities

Many young people feel more comfortable chatting to somebody anonymously online. So your child might find the support they need from one of these online communities:


Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online mental wellbeing community, accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Your child can join the discussion boards or live chat with someone on their team.

The Mix

The Mix has an online community of 13 to 25-year olds from the UK who talk anonymously about what's on their minds.

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