Umbrella Therapies

Resources for young people, parents, carers and professionals:


  • Talk to Frank – information, advice and support about drugs
  • Samaritans – talk to Samaritans any time, about anything that’s worrying you
  • Young Minds – mental health support for young people
  • – sexual health advice and information for young people
  • Worth talking about – helpline providing information, advice and guidance for young people aged 12-18 on sexuality and sexual health. Issues dealt with include contraception, pregnancy, family planning clinics, sexually transmitted diseases, peer pressure and relationships.
  • The Hide Out – support if you’re affected by domestic abuse
  • NHS Choices – health advice for young people
  • Carers trust – advice for young carers
  • Childnet – staying safe online
  • Pace – online information and support for parents and professionals of young people being sexually exploited
  • Students against depression – site contains excellent information and help for anyone feeling depressed
  • National Youth Advocacy Service – provides information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to young people up to 25
  • The Mix – essential support for under 25s on all issues important to young people, including relationships, your body, money, crime, study and lifestyle.
  • Mind hub – created by young people for young people, this site provides information on emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Kooth – free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
  • Family Lives – A Gloucestershire – based support service for families, provides help and support in all aspects of family life. Available 24hrs a day, seven days a week.


  • Talk to Frank – 0300 123 6600, open all day every day
  • Samaritans – 116 123, open all day every day
  • Childline (under 19s) – 0800 1111, open all day every day
  • Mind infoline (mental health) – 0300 123 3393, open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays)
  • Call 999 if you feel you or someone else is in immediate danger or 111 for out of hours GP