Children and Young People


Kooth offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 – 24 years and is available up to 10pm every day.

The GoTo

The GoTo is here to help young people in North Yorkshire stay well and find the right help and support whatever is going on on their life.


 Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.

Follow along with this breathing exercise when you're feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed

Follow along with this breathing exercise when you're feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed

BUZZ US is a confidential text messaging service for young people in North Yorkshire aged 11 – 18.

By texting the service on 07520 631168 you will be able to receive confidential advice, support and signposting from a wellbeing worker within one working day via text. For more information please see:

High 5’ breathing technique

Year 4’s at Coppice Valley Primary School (Harrogate) have produced a video of the class doing ‘High 5 breathing’ a coping technique, for other children to help with their mental health. Watch here:

My Mood Stars

This resource includes eight ‘My Mood Stars’ that enable children to immerse themselves in imaginative play, either by themselves or with others. This offers a fun opportunity for children to talk about how they are feeling. The Stars, Timid, Sad, Angry, Happy, Sleepy, Surprised, Scared, and Silly can be used to set the scene for endless stories and games to be played with a downloadable activity sheet.

Music for Wellbeing

Explore a range of mental health and wellbeing online courses through Recovery College

Mental Health Toolkit for children, young people and adults.

An introduction to Mindfulness during lockdown for young people and adults.

Mental Health Conversation Starter

Supporting your child

New resource from The Compassionate Friends. This guide has been created following discussions with parents who have experience of supporting a young person struggling with their mental health. The aim of this guide is to provide information and guidance and to help parents cope with a young person who is struggling with thoughts of suicide. To reassure them that they are not alone.