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Mental health advice for children and young people

University of Leicester student Katie Sinfield is a mental health advocate Photo: Katie Sinfield

ITV News Central is investigating children and young people's mental health as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May).

Here is a list of organisations who provide mental health advice and support if you have been affected by any of our coverage.

  • Young Minds is a charity which aims to improve the mental health of babies, children and young people. It provides information for both parents and young people.
  • The Samaritans operate a service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, if you want to talk to someone in confidence.
  • The Mix offers a support service for under 25's.
  • Childline offers a free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.
  • Papyrus is a charity which focuses on the prevention of young suicide, offering confidential support and awareness training.
  • Youth Access offers information on youth counselling.
  • NSPCC specialises in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.
  • Rethink has information for young people affected by mental health issues.
  • Turn2me offers online counselling for anyone affected by suicide, depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.

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