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Mental Health

As well as your physical health, it is important to look after your emotional or mental health.
You can ask for support from your current school or college. They can access different
resources and services to help them offer you the support that you need.
If you need more support than your school or setting can provide, there are some other
more specialist services available in North Yorkshire such as:


NHS Services

The NHS can provide you with information and support on a range of mental health
They also offer a service known as IAPT, which stands for Improving Access to Psychological
Therapies. These run-in local communities and cities and can offer a range of service such as
talking therapies, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling, and guided self-help.
Your doctor (GP) can refer you to IAPT, or you could self-refer.
You can find out more by visiting the NHS mental health support Pages.

Other Services which can help you:

Compass Phoenix

North Yorkshire (Compass Phoenix) – Compass (

Offer support and interventions for children and young people aged 9 to 19 and up to 25 for those with special educational needs and disabilities.


telephone 01904 661916 or 0800 008 7452,

email or

Compass offers a confidential text messaging service to young people aged 11-18 across North Yorkshire: text 07520 631168

BUZZ US –  07520 631168

Young people can text BUZZ US about any mental health or wellbeing worries. Such as low mood, stress, eating problem, self-harm, anxiety or self-esteem.

They will get back to you within a day during the week.

If that feels like too long and you need urgent help or you feel in crisis, please contact the help suggested above and here.


Free safe and anonymous online support – counselling and peer support for 11 – 25 year olds.

Website: Kooth

Coping with bullying at school and looking after your well-being

Being in a dark place due to being different

Coping with Grief

Physical Illness and its impact on mental health

Coping with a parent diagnosed with cancer

Coping with the loss of a family member

Coping with stress and anger

Coping with tough experiences when at school

ADHD and mental health

The Go-To

Social emotional and mental health support for children and young people in North Yorkshire – visit the booklet:  Mini Marketplace – The Go-To (

Visit the website: The Go-To – Emotional wellbeing and mental health (

Find out what support services are available in North Yorkshire for young people (17 and under) and (18 to 25 year olds) : What’s in North Yorkshire for me? – The Go-To | Mental Health (

Young Minds

Practical advice to helping you find support:  YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds

To find out what help Young Minds offer: Find Help With How I’m Feeling | Advice For Young People | YoungMinds


Offer mental health and well-being support for 11 – 18 year olds.

Information for young people on mental health and wellbeing – Mind

The Mix

Support for young people 11-25 years old – from mental health to money, homelessness to finding a job, drugs to break-ups.

Helpline: 0808 808 4994 Open Monday to Friday 4 pm to 11 pm or contact through the website: Get Support – The Mix

The Mix – Essential support for under 25s


Support young person’s mental health.  Offering a library of free mental health resources – including videos, leaflets and guides on a range of topics.

stem4 – supporting teenage mental health

Teenage girls talk about anxiety:  (display start of video with what it is about below?

Stem 4 Free Apps to help young people with mental health:

Home – Calm Harm App – Calm Harm is a free app to help young people manage or resist the urge to self-harm.

Home – Clear Fear App – Clear Fear is a free app to help children and young people manage symtoms of anxiety.

Home – Move Mood App – Move Mood is a free app to help young people manage low mood and depression.

Home – Combined Minds App – Combined Minds is a free app to help families and friends provide mental health support.

Home – Worth Warrior App – Worth Warrior is a free app to help young people manage low self-worth, poor body image and related eating disorders.


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). This a specialist service for children and young people under 18 and their families and it is part of the NHS.

They have specially trained staff that can help when significant problems with mental health are stopping you getting on with daily life.

Referrals are made by your local GP. You can find out more about this service by visiting North_Yorkshire_Specialist_CAMHS_Process.pdf (

You can also visit:

Crisis and liaison service for children and young people – Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust (

Children and young people’s mental health | North Yorkshire Council

Moving into Adult Health Services

Young people usually move (transition) from child health teams to adult health teams at age 18, but some transitions can start from age 16.

Any health services that you are working with should talk to you about this and help you to plan for the move.

If you have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), it might be helpful to ask any health professionals that work with you to come to your next EHCP annual review.  For more information about annual review Link to annual review page

Care and Support Needs Assessment

If you have care needs and find it difficult to look after yourself, it might be helpful to get some more information about what your needs are and what could be done to support them.

You could ask North Yorkshire Council for a care assessment by contacting:

North Yorkshire Council Adult Social Care Team

Call 0300 131 2 131

Or visit the website: Social care for adults | North Yorkshire Council

For more information about a social care needs assessment visit: Social care needs assessment | North Yorkshire Council

Centre for Adults’ Social Care – Advice, Information and Dispute Resolution

Welcome – Centre for Adults’ Social Care – Advice, Information and Dispute Resolution (


Get your rights advice (NHS(link is external)

Live Well – NHS (

Ask, Listen, Do easy read leaflet (NHS)(link is external)


Whilst we hope that you find these resources helpful, the information in this section is not endorsed by SENDIASS North Yorkshire and we’re not responsible for the content of sites or services offered by third parties.