Young people and mental health

An information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.

Why do I feel so down?

How to know the difference between feeling low and being depressed, when to see your GP, and what help is available.

Why do I feel anxious and panicky?

Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their lives, but too much can be a sign of something more serious.


When people injure themselves, it can be a sign of overwhelming emotional distress. It's important to get help.

All about anorexia

Why and how this serious mental illness affects people and what help is available.

Bipolar disorder

The symptoms, causes and treatments for this common condition, once known as manic depression.

Feel you can't go on?

If you are feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope, here are the people who can help.

Tips for coping with depression

What can help when you're feeling anxious, depressed or down.

Bullying: how to stop it

If you're being bullied, talk to someone. There are lots of people who can help.

Student mental health

There's a range of help available for students with mental health problems, including the university counselling service.

Coping with cyberbullying

Cyberbullying or bullying on the internet or through mobile phones is increasing. Find out how to deal with it.

What is a panic attack?

A panic attack is your body going into 'fight or flight' mode. Find out more including how to avoid them.

Anxiety control podcast

Dr Chris Williams explains how you can reduce your anxiety levels.

Raising low self-esteem

Why some people have low self-esteem and how it can affect your mental health, plus simple tips on how to give your self-esteem a boost.

Worried about addiction?

If you have an addiction, you're not alone. Find out what addiction is, the various types of addictions, and how they can be treated.

Abuse in teenage relationships

Abuse is never OK in relationships, and that includes verbal and emotional abuse. Here's how to find help if it's happening to you.

Bereavement and young people

Advice and support to help you get through the loss of someone important to you.

Cannabis: the facts

How cannabis affects you, the risks, plus where to find help if you are trying to quit weed.

Find mental health services

Get details of mental health services available near you


Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? NHS Choices Moodzone can help you on your way to feeling better