Mental Health

If you're worried about your mental health, or the mental health of one of your friends, there is lots of support available locally.

North Yorkshire

The Go To is the home of wellbeing and mental health for young people in North Yorkshire. They're here to help you find the right help and support for you, to help you stay well, whatever is going on in your life.


Yormind is a website created to talk to young people about mental health in York. There is a whole host of information on conditions, support, services and the podcast Chat-Chit. 

Raise York might also be helpful. It's run by City of York Council and has lots of helpful information for young people.


THRIVE Hull have lots of resources on their website including advice, guidance, and videos.

East Riding

East Riding Health and Wellbeing is a directory of local health services and social groups. It has plenty of information on self-care and where to get help, from quitting smoking to mental health, and parent support to being less lonely.

The Humber Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service has a young people's section with really useful information and links.

North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire Council's website has gathered a number of resources that focus on young people’s mental health and wellbeing, both national and local.

North East Lincolnshire

NAViGO's website has lots of resources and information for young people in North East Lincolnshire.

Kooth Online Counselling - online counselling for 11 to 25 year olds

Compass Go is the local mental health support team for North East Lincolnshire

You can search for services on North East Lincolnshire's Simply Connect Service, or by contacting the team at connectNEL.

National Links

You might also find these national websites and resources useful.

Health for Teens has lots of information on all sorts of young people's health and wellbeing

The Young Minds website can help you, whether you want to know more about how you’re feeling, get information about a mental health condition or know what support is available to you.

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are here to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. It also has a lot of information on lots of things you might be going through, like bullying, your feelings, friends, home, and school.

MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

The National Bullying Helpline has a phone number you can call and some useful information on its website about what to do if you're being bullied.

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. The CALM website runs a free and confidential webchat – seven hours a day, seven days a week – for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. 

Samaritans can be contacted by anyone, no matter how old you are. Call 116 123 free anytime, from any phone. Talk any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. When you call, a volunteer will answer. They will listen to you and help you talk through your concerns, worries and troubles. They will focus on your thoughts and feelings, and may ask questions to help you explore how you feel. They won’t make decisions for you.

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, twenty-four-seven text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Since launching publicly in May 2019, they had more than 500,000 conversations with people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support. To start a conversation, simply text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258.


It is important to tell someone how you are feeling so that you are not alone. You could talk to a parent/ carer, teacher, health professional (school nurse or your GP). This is particularly important if you are having thoughts or urges to harm yourself or end your life. If you are feeling unsafe or in crisis, see the ‘Help I’m in Crisis’ page

Page last updated on: 10th June 2024