Ease Wellbeing

Support for Under 18's

We are a counselling service that support people over 18 years so we are unable to support you directly. 

Below is a list of useful services and advice lines that are relevant to your age group to help you. 

We hope that looking at the websites and speaking to these more relevant services, can help you see it is common for people to struggle with their feelings and that there is help available for you.  

If you are in crisis and/or feel that you or someone else is at risk, then call 999 to get immediate support. 

Services that can Help

Your GP

We encourage you to book an appointment with your GP to speak about how you’re feeling. Your GP can refer you to the NHS mental health services called CAMHS for free support. There may be a waiting list so I would discuss this with your GP. 

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and is an NHS service that covers depression, problems with food and eating, self-harm, abuse, violence or anger, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety, among other difficulties.  



Childline is a national charity that supports young people up until their 19th birthday. You can contact them about for general support and someone to talk to, to ask specific questions about your concerns or to find out about other services to access for further support.  

Call on 08001111: Their phoneline is open 24/7 all year round and you can speak to a counsellor as many times as you want.   

Website visit childline.org.uk: Their website has really useful information on many different things people may go through, advice on how to deal with difficulties in life and mental health as well as a forum where other young people share their experiences and advice  

1-2-1 chat: They also have a 1-2-1 chat and email service that is open 24/7 if you do not want to speak over the phone which you can access via their website. 

The Mix

The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile themix.org.uk. They provide information on mental health issues and on other practical issues such as housing, sex & relationships, money and more.  

They have a helpline and a texting service available from 4pm-11pm everyday 0808 808 4994. If you are in an emergency situation they also have a Crisis Messenger service that runs 24/7. More on these services here including a short-term counselling service are available here.

Hub of Hope

The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time. This is really helpful in allowing you to see see all the options available to you in one place and allow you to make contact quickly with the services that are appropriate. 

Put your postcode in and select ‘young persons support’ from the list of options and then the nature of your concern i.e ‘anxiety’ and click ‘show results’. This brings up local services in your area tailored to your needs.

Young Minds

Young Minds are a leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health, you can contact them as a young person, as a parent or someone that works with young people.  

Their website has lots of incredible resources that you can access to read about various issues you may be facing from as simple as how you are feeling to listing services you can contact if you need urgent help.  

There is a lot of helpful information here that can be very supportive until you can find a professional to talk to youngminds.org.uk

Red Cross

The Red Cross is an organisation started in 1863 with the purpose of bringing help from a neutral and impartial position to those that had been injured in war on both sides. From there the Red Cross has grown into an organisation that will go to any humanitarian crisis around the world and find ways to provide help to those that are suffering. 

As part of their vision to help anyone that needs it, they have developed a youth education section containing activities and videos to help young people aged 7-18 to support themselves and help them understand their feelings better.