Young Minds

Young Minds is an independent national charity that offers support to young people coping with mental health issues and to parents/carers who are worried about the young people they are supporting.

Their website has mental health information and resources for young people and their parents/carers.


Young people can text YM to 85258 for access to a free, 24/7 text support service for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. Texts can be anonymous, but if the volunteer believes you are at immediate risk of harm, they may share your details with people who can provide support.

For parents/carers, call 0808 802 5544 or use their online contact form.

Geographical area service covers


Who is the service for?

Young people & parents/carers worried about a young person's mental health

Referral routes into service (professionals, self)

Self Young people can text YM to 85258 if they are experiencing a mental health crisis

Risk level you support

Other relevant information