Supporting yourself (under 18)

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Thinking about suicide

Self care

Specific scenarios (Anxiety etc)

Asking for help


Exam Stress


Thinking about suicide

How to deal with suicidal thoughts

How to get through the crisis moment (the next minute)

How and why to make a suicide safety plan

Click here to link to the online (electronic) or downloadable Safety Plan referenced in the video above.

What’s recovery like ?

Why we need to talk about suicide

Struggling with thoughts of suicide ?

Why people might want to take their own life and what you can do about it

If this is how you are feeling then it could be time to talk to someone. Check out the contact information at these sites below.

Also use the helplines shown here in our ‘helplines page’.

Self care

Self care and your wellbeing during difficult times

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Random acts of kindness improve your wellbeing

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SLEEP – Top tips if you are struggling with your sleep

The website below includes many videos. Take a look. Scroll down the linked page to see a range of videos.

Tough to talk

Mental Health Help – 7 Top Tips

Learn to love yourself

Being compassionate to ourselves

3 top tips for confidence

You are not your thoughts

How to deal with emotions (and not bottle them up)

Handling negative thoughts

Reframe unhelpful thoughts

Managing stress

Tips to cope with stress

How to cope with anxiety

Body scan meditation

A simple relaxation or grounding strategy

Self-soothe boxes – what, why how ?

Below are some videos on specific topics such as self harm and anxiety (see the titles) but first here’s a link to ‘Local mental health advice and help for young people under 25 in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire‘ where you can select a topic to see videos and other materials to help you.

Advice on multiple scenarios

Talking about self harm

Coping with self harm

Anxiety explained

Understanding anxiety and depression

Let’s talk about Anxiety

Feeling anxious? Ideas to cope with anxiety

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Understanding depression

OCD is Not Me

BDD Because I’m ugly

Panic attacks

Emotional Theory comes alive

Understanding adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

Asking for help

Asking an adult for help

Bottling up emotions

Importance of talking

Visiting your General Practitioner: A guide for young people with lived experience of self-harm and suicidality

What happens when I visit the Doctor


When a sibling dies – hurdles we need to jump

Coping with exams

Coping with exam stress

Beating exam stress


Mental health: Advice if you’re worried (Click image below to go to BBC site)

What happens when you contact Childline

The MIX – who we are

Kooth – what is it ?

What is CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) ?

The website below includes many videos. Take a look too.

We would always urge you to talk to someone – it’s Why Talking Fixes. Talking with someone who is there to support you can guide you most effectively to positive solutions and positive outcomes.  

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For great advice (from Childline) on covering

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