Children's mental health

Recognising the signs that a child may be struggling with their mental health can be really hard. We've got advice to help you support children who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal feelings or self-harm. 

Worried about a child?

If you're worried about a child or young person, you can contact the NSPCC helpline for support and advice for free - call us on 0808 800 5000 or contact us online.

Children can contact Childline any time to get support themselves.

Get support



45%
 of all Childline counselling sessions were related to emotional health and wellbeing, including self-harm and suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Mindfulness guide for families

Concerned about your child's mental health or well-being? Our best-selling mindfulness guide is filled with exercises and activities to help your child when it's all feeling a bit too much - helping them focus on how they're feeling in the here and now.  

Get your mindfulness guide