Mental Health

The Children's Society have developed the Resource Vault, helping young people get the advice they need, when they need it. It has a wide range of information about various mental and emotional health issues.


The Little Book of Chaos from SGM Lifewords looks at depression, anxiety, self-worth, and the hard-times that life can bring. Written especially with young people in mind, it features Bible verses and real life quotes from other young adults, reminding us that God is with us through it all.

The Educational Policy Institute have publised a report into Social Media and Children's Mental Health. They outline the benefits, risks and policy implications.


selfharmUK is a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about what's going on in your life.


Cellar Space helps young people improve their emotional well-being by working with them on a 1:1 basis. They work on self esteem, pro-social behaviour, dealing with bereavement, emotional literacy, anxiety reduction and art therapy. Based at The Furnival in Burngreave, Sheffield.

Epic Friends. 12% of Sheffield secondary school pupils say they feel depressed or sad most of the time. This site is all about helping 12-18 year olds to help or understand their friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally. Set up in association with Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Includes a useful PSHE lesson plan, video and posters for teachers.

Papyrus are the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. Did you know that suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in the UK? Papyrus deliver awareness and prevention training, and have a helpline for people feeling suicidal or worried about someone who may be.

Cassiobury Court is a rehabilitation centre near London. They have compiled a simple easy-to-use list of free helplines that exist for people suffering from mental health issues.

Think Twice is a Christian organisation seeking to inform and equip churches to deal with mental health issues in their congregations. They run training courses, deliver sermons and workshops.


8:16 Counselling provides high quality child and young person focussed counselling for anyone aged between 8 and 16 years of age. Based in Sheffield.