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Information for professionals or volunteers working with young people

This site has been designed by young people, and is primarily for young people.

If you are looking for advice or support for a young person in Cornwall or IoS please see the Find Support page for local services or visit Your Way.

Alternatively, for advice or to make referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), the learning disability or Autistic Spectrum team, and early help services operated by Cornwall Council please go to the Cornwall Early Help Hub.

The Cornwall Family Information Service includes a directory of services for parents, carers, children and young people locally, and information for professionals.

Information and Resources:

The Young Minds resources library is full of useful toolkits, publications, reports and policy information about children and young people’s mental health.

Cornwall Healthy Schools includes a range of resources to support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing in the classroom.

The Samaritans have published a series of lesson plans around mental health and emotional wellbeing.

The Time to Change Campaign has a wide range of resources to support schools and youth services to run anti-stigma and awareness raising campaigns with young people.


MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health with accessible online learning programmes for professionals, volunteers and families.

Heads UpHeadsup training was originally developed by Young People Cornwall and was written in partnership with young people who have received support for their mental health. The training covers general mental health awareness as well as an insight into adolescent brain development, adverse childhood experiences and a trauma informed approach.

 As part of the training, Community Facilitators can also offer advise on how to make referrals effectively, where best to find community support and also signpost onto further training.

Your Way – Young People Cornwall is also able to provide training in safeguarding and child protection and working with young people to voluntary and community groups.

Need help now?

If you need to speak to someone urgently call your GP or family doctor!


Childline up to 19yrs : 0800 1111
The Samaritans: 116 123
In an emergency go to A&E or call 999