Mental health and emotional wellbeing - Child
It is OK not to feel OK, many people of all ages will struggle with a mental health issue at some point in their life.
Emotional – or mental – health is linked to personal wellbeing – feeling positive about yourself. Being emotionally healthy includes:
- having self-esteem and self-respect
- being able to recognise and express feelings
- being able to manage emotions to suit the situation
- recognising and managing the factors that affect emotions
- feeling positive about life (which includes feeling useful and being optimistic about the future)
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Help Line to support Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (for those aged 12-18 years)
Young people aged 12-18 living in Sheffield can now access support with issues such as low mood and anxious thoughts by calling
0808 275 8892 Monday to Sunday 9am-9pm
The helpline is run by wellbeing practitioners who are part of the Door 43 wellbeing service at Sheffield Futures and Sheffield Community and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) workers at Sheffield Children’s Foundation Trust.
The team can speak to young people who might be struggling with challenges such as exam stress, relationship issues, bullying or feelings of loneliness and isolation. The service can also signpost young people to additional services if they require more long-term support.
The helpline is for young people who are not already accessing support for their mental health through other services, and it cannot support young people in crisis. As well as this service, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service continues to take referrals from GPs and other healthcare professionals, please seek further help if you need it.
If it is an emergency please call 999. All services are still here to support anyone who is in need.
If you just need to talk, any time of day or night
Free listening services
These services offer confidential advice from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult:
If you're under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill