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Support for Young People

Children and Young People

Details of local and national organisations providing support, advice and information on a range of issues for children and young people can be found below. Please click through to the website on each listing to find out more about the services provided. We have included support around mental and emotional health, special needs, drugs and alcohol.

Young Minds

Young Minds is a UK charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.The website offers help and support to young people and parents of young people who are struggling with mental health issues.


Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

CAMHS helps children and young people up to 18 years old, and their families. You need to be referred to CAMHS by either your GP, social worker or school nurse. They can help with issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


Northumberland County Council

This page on the council’s website has useful information including details of the WREK’D Alcohol Project and the ‘Mind of my Own’ (MOMO) App.


Northumberland Young Carers

A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. On this website you will find information about being a young carer and where you can find support.



Sorted is a young people’s substance misuse service that operates throughout the whole of Northumberland. If you are worried about your own drug or alcohol use, or if the use of drugs or alcohol by someone close to you is affecting you, Sorted can provide advice and support to help you regain control of your life.


Talking Matters

Talking Matters Northumberland offers a free psychological treatment, support and recovery service for the people of Northumberland over the age of 16 for depression, anxiety, stress and other mental health related problems.



Comprehensive information on all kinds of drugs and legal highs, with support and live chat.



Childline is a free, private and confidential 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. You can get in touch online or by calling 0800 1111.



Papyrus is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide, providing support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK: 0800 068 41 41 and online contact.  Confidential help and advice is given to young people and anyone worried about a young person.


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

This council page provides information and advice about the services for children and young people aged 0 – 25 years with SEND and their families living in Northumberland, known as the Local Offer. Here you can view and download the latest SEND Guide to Services in Northumberland.


NHS Choices - Young People and Mental Health

An information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.


CQC Report – Are we listening? A review of children and young people’s mental health services

The CQC has published its findings of its recent independent review of the system of services that support children and young people’s mental health. They spoke to children and young people who have experience of accessing mental health services, as well as carers and professionals involved with children and young people’s mental health. We also tracked how individual children and young people moved through the mental health system, to understand their journey.
You can read the report here.
CQC Are we Listening Report

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