Children, Families & Young People

The majority of mental health services in this guide, provide services for adults aged between the ages of 18 – 65 years. This chapter lists organisations that provide services specifically for children and young people. Information is also listed here on organisations that are able to provide support and guidance to parents.


Young Minds

Address: 48-50 St. Johns Street, London EC1M 4DG
Phone: General office: 020 7089 5050 Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544
Comment: Young Minds is the national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people. Provide publications, training events and promote awareness of the mental health needs of children and young people. Parents can contact the free phone number above for information and support.

Home Start

Address: Ryecroft Hall, Manchester Rd, Audenshaw M34 5ZJ
Phone: 0161 344 0669
Comment: Self-referral or via a relevant agency. Helps young families under stress. A voluntary organisation in which volunteers offer regular support, friendship & practical help to families with at least 1 child under 5yrs. Home visits only.

Young Carers

Address: Signpost Stockport for Carers, Torkington Centre, Torkington Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 4PY
Phone: 0161 456 2006
Fax: 0161 487 3331
Contact Name: Katy Frankland
Office Hours: Issue-based groups meet in rotation on Tuesdays at 21 Egerton Road, Davenport, Stockport.
Comment: Referral by letter, telephone, personal visit, via social worker, teacher or friend. One to one support and support through group work for young people who are caring for someone in any caring situation. Also provide short breaks from caring responsibilities.