You can access these digital resources from anywhere in the UK. Find apps through the library, check out Kooth, and keep an eye out for more resources coming soon.
If you need to talk to someone now, visit the get help now page.
Best For You App library
Best For You has a library full of great apps that you can use to support your wellbeing.
The people who created Best For You have worked with the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications (ORCHA) to make the library. ORCHA review apps to make sure that they’re safe and accurate, which means that you can trust all of the apps on the Best For You app library.
You can search the library for keywords, including things you’re struggling with (like ‘self-harm’ or ‘sleep’), or check out the top rated lists for a range of conditions including anxiety and eating disorders. There are filters to help you find the right apps – you can look for apps that are entirely free, as well as apps that are designed for young people.
If you’ve spoken to a healthcare professional like a doctor or a therapist, they may have talked to you about an app and given you a code to help you find it. When you put your code into the Best For You app library, it’ll show you the app your healthcare professional thinks might be helpful for you.
NATTER: a free text support service
Kooth is a free, safe, and anonymous online wellbeing community for young people. You can sign up without being referred by anyone, and you don’t need to download any apps.
Kooth has lots of different features, and it’s up to you how you use them.
There’s a magazine full of helpful content for you to read and contribute to, as well as a journal so you can track your mood and figure out how different things make you feel. There are also discussion boards for supportive conversations, and you can talk to Kooth’s online team about anything that’s bothering you.
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. They believe that every young person should get the support they need – and we agree!
The Young Minds website has loads of information and support on topics like bullying, exam stress, and medication. They also have support for parents and carers and training and resources for those who work with young people.
If you’re thinking about going to see your GP about your mental health, this website can help you prepare. Find out more about GPs and mental health support in North West London.
It has information about what GPs help with, how to make an appointment, and what to expect when you talk to them about mental health. It also has information about your rights and confidentiality.
It also has an interactive tool that you can use to build a checklist of things to mention in your appointment. There are lots of categories, including feelings, self-harm, moods, thoughts, sleep, and more. You can also add your own notes if there’s anything specific you want to mention.
Once you’ve finished, you can print or email your checklist to yourself, so you can take it with you for your appointment.