SEN Useful links

Mental health support for young people and their families:


Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community. Where young people can access free, safe and anonymous support.


Young Minds

Young Minds offers mental health support for young people and their families. 

They have a Parents Helpline, which offers vital advice and guidance to parents/carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health. They can give advice on:

  • how to access support
  • navigating services for your child
  • practical techniques that can help you and your child
  • signposting to other organisations


Anxiety UK

Anxiety UP offers advice and support for people living with anxiety.

03444 775 774 (helpline)

07537 416 905 (text) 



Under 18s helpline, webchat and online support groups for people with eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia.

0808 801 0711 (youthline)

0808 801 0811 (studentline) 



Support for children and young people in the UK, including a free helpline and 1-2-1 online chats with counsellors.

0800 1111 



Confidential advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.

0300 123 6600 


Hope Again

Support for young people when someone dies.

0808 808 1677 


Hub of Hope

A national database of mental health charities and organisations from across Britain who offer mental health advice and support. 


Communication and Interaction links, including autism:


I CAN is the children's communication charity. The I CAN talking point for parents gives parents/carers the information they need to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills.


National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society offers support and advice for parents and carers of autistic children, including support to develop a greater understanding of their child’s needs and accessing services that meet the family's needs.


Young people and their families can also join The National Autistic's Society's online community.