Mental health and wellbeing

Government guidance

You can read guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) is also available.

The following organisations offer information and support on mental health and wellbeing:

Young people can get free, confidential support at any time from government-backed voluntary and community sector organisations by:

  • texting SHOUT to 85258
  • calling Childline on 0800 1111
  • calling the Mix on 0808 808 4994

Staying sane in quarantine with Natasha Devon

Twenty two episodes, recorded between March and August 2020 to help listeners survive COVID, lockdown and all the accompanying chaos with their mental health intact. Includes tips on managing stress and anxiety, book recommendations and interviews with interesting and inspiring people, including Grace Campbell, Juno Dawson, Ortis Deley and Stephanie Yeboah.