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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Young links

 Child and adolescent mental health services


  • One in Four
    Site covering the topics of rape and abuse. Not specifically aimed at young people but may be suitable for older adolescents and parents.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)




Autism and Asperger's Syndrome



    Deals with all types of bereavement and has local branches that can provide bereavement counselling, including for children and yound people.
  • The Compassionate Friends(Shadow of Suicide)
    Aimed at parents and siblings who have lost a child.
    Developed by parents and committed to the prevention of youth suicide.
  • Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
    A support organisations for those beareaved through suicide.
  • Winston's Wish
    Supports bereaved children and families. Has a booklet designed for children bereaved by suicide (Beyond the Rough Rock).






Developmental Disorders





  • Talk to Frank
    Site on drugs designed for young people and parents.



  • Childline
    Magazine-style zone for children.
  • Mental Health Foundation
    General mental health information for young people
  • Stories From the Web
    Stories written by children for children. Non-specific site but fun and interactive.   nFor young people, parents and professionals. Includes information about services, online strengths and difficulties questionnaire (young person, parents and teacher versions) and analysis. Also contains book reviews and links.
  • YoungMinds
    The voice for young people's mental health and wellbeing


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Self-harm and Suicide

  • Mind
    Looks at self-harm and suicide in young people. Gives readers a greater understanding and knowledge of the condition and of what they can do to help overcome it.


Severe Mental Illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

  • Rethink mental illness
    General information on mental health and stress. Includes information on severe mental illness.


Transitions in mental health services for young people


  • Best Treatments
    Site on treatments for all types of problems, including mental health.


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