Blogs, vlogs, videos and more …
One of the reasons we developed this site was to provide a safe alternative to the abundance of negative and sometimes harmful sites we found focusing on young people’s mental health difficulties. However, we recognise that online resources and communities can also be positive and beneficial, and sometimes provide a lifeline to young people who are feeling isolated and alone with their problems.
Throughout this site we have provided links to safe and informative resources where you can access more detailed information or support. In this section we want to highlight some of the websites, blogs, vlogs, videos, communities, forums, social media pages and downloads (etc) that young people have found to be helpful, inspiring, educational and positive. If you have any suggestions or recommendations then please contact us to tell us about them – firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few places to check out in the meantime …
The Positivity Blog is full of tips and advice that aims to help us all live a simpler and happier life!
Time to Change is a UK campaign which aims to end stigma and discrimination and get us all talking about mental health and emotional wellbeing. The website has personal stories, videos, celebrities discussing their own experiences as well as information and support.
The Site is a great website which describes itself as the ‘online guide to life in the UK for 16 – 25s’! It has information, advice and support on everything from health and mental health to sex and relationships, money, housing, studying and work. It also has moderated discussion boards, live chats, videos and personal stories where young people can share experiences.
Although you may think that Childline is just for younger children, it is actually there to support any young person up to (and including) 18 years old. The website has lots of information about mental health and wellbeing, as well as other issues including bullying, online safety, relationships, sexual identity and body image. Importantly you can access email, online chatwith a professional counsellor, message boards and telephone help 24 hours a day, every day of the year –0800 1111
You Tube – recently several well known vloggers/Youtubers have spoken out to start breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health and promote awareness and understanding among young people, often talking about their personal experiences.