Support and information
If you have been invited to take part in the National Study of Health and Wellbeing: Children and Young People 2020, taking part in this is entirely voluntary. Your participation will help us understand the health and wellbeing of children and young people in England currently, as well as the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Some of these questions may be upsetting, for example questions on changes and social connections.
If you are worried about any of the questions in this survey, you can get information, advice and support from the UK Government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) at this website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
The following organisations can also offer information and support:
- NHS 111
You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. Website: 111.nhs.uk
- Every Mind Matters
Every Mind Matters provides simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting our mood or sleeping better. It has been created by Public Health England and will help you spot the signs of common mental health conditions, get personalised practical self-care tips and information on further support. You’ll also learn about what you can do to help others. Website: nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters
Offers free 24-hour counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday.
Tel: 0800 1111
Offers advice and support to service users; has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.
Tel: 0300 123 3393
- The Samaritans
Provides a confidential service for people in despair and who feel suicidal.
Tel: 116 123
Provides helplines and information on child abuse, child protection and safeguarding children.
Tel: 0808 800 5000
- Young Minds
Young Minds has a Parent Helpline that offers free confidential telephone and email support to any adult worried about the wellbeing of a child or young person.
Tel: 0808 802 5544
- Shout Crisis Textline
If you need immediate support, you can text SHOUT to 85258 and chat by text. The service is free on most networks and available 24/7, and trained volunteers will listen to you, and work with you to help you take the next steps towards feeling better.
- Mental Health Foundation
This website offers a wide range of information about mental health issues.