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Cornwall & IOS

There are lots of places in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly where young people can find support and advice

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General Help

Information and advice around what to do if you're concerned about your mental health.


There are many reasons why you might feel over-stressed, different things cause stress in different people and often stress is the build-up of lots of things rather than a single event.


Anxiety is the feeling of fear or panic. Like stress it can be a very physical experience, making us feel tense, shaky, dizzy, nauseous or short of breath or giving us butterflies in our stomachs, a racing heart or sweaty palms.


Most people experience ups and downs and it is normal to feel sad, lonely or stressed some of the time, particularly when we are facing challenges in our lives.


OCD is not just about keeping your bedroom super clean or arranging your vinyl collection in alphabetical order! In reality OCD refers to a serious and complex illness called Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Eating Problems

Eating disorders are serious illnesses that can affect young people, children and adults of all ages, genders and ethnicity.


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural disorder which causes people to be inattentive, impulsive and in some cases hyperactive.

Trauma and Adversity

Trauma and Adversity are used to describe both one-off and reoccurring highly stressful and distressing events or situations.

Self Harm

Self-harm can be really hard to understand, but it’s a lot more common than people think. At least 1 in 12 young people self-harm.


Psychosis is a set of psychological symptoms which have an impact on the way a person understands their reality, such as seeing, hearing or believing things that others don’t.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is an illness where people experience extreme changes in mood that affect the way they think and behave.

Autism Spectrum

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong, neurodevelopmental condition which affects how people see the world and interact with others. It first appears when people are very young, often from birth.

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NHS Kernow

Resources and information for children and young people


Resources and advice for children and young people

Need help now?

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


NHS 24/7 helpline : 0800 038 5300
For Intensive Support referrals: 01208 251300
Childline up to 19 yrs: 0800 1111
The Samaritans: 116 123
In an emergency go to A&E or call 999