General Information:

Young Minds

Lots of useful information for both Young people and parents, including a Parents Helpline open from 9.30-16.00 Mon-Fri on 0808 802 5544.

The Young Mind’s TEXT support line is called Shout

Text SHOUT or YM to 85258 for free, anonymous, 24/7 confidential support.


Lots of useful information whether you are a young person looking for support for yourself or a friend, or a parent.

The Mix

Provides a confidential helpline, email, webchat and telephone
counselling service for young people under the age of 25.

Advice and information on support services for young people including counselling. 

Freephone: 0808 808 4994  (daily 13.00 – 23.00)


Provides free and confidential counselling, forums, and
resources online for those aged 11-25

Charlie Waller

Has free guides and workbooks for professionals, parents, young people and others interested in mental and emotional wellbeing.


Little Blue Book of Sunshine 

On the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Community Mental Health 

Isle-Talk: NHS Talking Therapies (16+)

Isorropia Foundation (18+)

Private Counselling Directory Isle of Wight

Provides a list of private counselling services on the Isle of Wight for those in the position to afford it.


Drugs and alcohol advice:

Staying safe online:


Suicide prevention:

Eating problems: