Low mood self-help resources

Resources for young children

  • The vicious circle: This workbook explains the positive impact ‘behavioural activation’ has for low mood. Credit: WeHeartCBT

 Resources for teens

Resources for parents and carers

Useful apps and contacts

  • Young Minds Parent Helpline: detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person up to the age of 25 – phone number: 0808 802 5544 (9:30am-4pm, Monday-Friday).
  • Webchat online support (aged 13-25): Speak to a mental health practitioner or a counsellor through weekly messages or a live text chat: https://www.42ndstreet.org.uk/young-people/one-to-one-support/webchat-online-support/
  • Children and Young People: CYP has been designed with young people to help 13-25 years old when they are struggling. Phone Number: 0161 769 5732. Address: 709 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, M19 3AG.
  • The Mix: Whether you want a quick chat or more focused help, the team is trained to help under 25s and young people with their mental health, relationships, work life, school life, depression and any other issues all year round. You can call them between 4pm and 11pm every day, email, chat one-to-one online, sign up for free counselling or text our 24/7 crisis line. Free Helpline: 0808 808 4994. Email via the website. Crisis Messenger: Text ‘THEMIX’ to 85258. One to one chat access via the website. https://www.themix.org.uk/

Useful resources with a cost