Addiction, Health, Behaviour Change | CGL

Resources for young people, parents, carers and professionals


  • Talk to Frank - information, advice and support about drugs
  • Samaritans - talk to Samaritans any time, about anything that's worrying you
  • Young Minds - mental health support for young people
  • - sexual health advice and information for young people
  • Worth talking about - helpline providing information, advice and guidance for young people aged 12-18 on sexuality and sexual health. Issues dealt with include contraception, pregnancy, family planning clinics, sexually transmitted diseases, peer pressure and relationships.
  • Centrepoint - support for young people affected by homelessness
  • The Hide Out - support if you're affected by domestic abuse
  • NHS Choices - health advice for young people
  • Carers trust - advice for young carers
  • Childnet - staying safe online
  • Pace - online information and support for parents and professionals of young people being sexually exploited
  • Students against depression - site contains excellent information and help for anyone feeling depressed
  • National Youth Advocacy Service - provides information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to young people up to 25
  • The Mix - essential support for under 25s on all issues important to young people, including relationships, your body, money, crime, study and lifestyle.
  • Mind hub -  created by young people for young people, this site provides information on emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Moodgym - self-help for symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Kooth - free, safe and anonymous online support for young people


  • Talk to Frank - 0300 123 6600, open all day every day

  • Samaritans - 116 123, open all day every day
  • Childline (under 19s) – 0800 1111, open all day every day
  • Mind infoline (mental health) - 0300 123 3393, open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays)
  • Call 999 if you feel you or someone else is in immediate danger


  • WellMind - free NHS mental health and wellbeing app designed to help you with stress, anxiety and depression

  • Netaware – an app for parents wanting to help their children stay safe online
  • Calm Harm - helps anyone struggling with self harming to manage the urge to self harm
  • Mind shift - helps with anxiety
  • NHS Go - health information and advice for young people in London
  • Drugs Meter - anonymous personalised feedback on your drug use
  • Drinks Meter - anonymous personalised feedback on your drinking
  • Tootoot - safeguarding app for professionals
  • BlueIce -  app to help young people manage their emotions and reduce urges to self-harm