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Student wellbeing

Below you can find links to various websites, apps and other resources which help support student wellbeing.

Those marked with * are based in Sheffield/the local area.


Childhood Bereavement Network

Resources for schools, the young person and for parents/carers.

Child Bereavement UK

A website for child bereavement that has resources for schools, young people and parents/carers

Hope Again

A website for young people to use.

Winston's Wish

A charity for bereaved children. A specialist provider of support for children bereaved through homicide and suicide.

Freephone: 08088 020 021 

domestic abuse 

The Hideout

A website created specifically for children and young people who experience domestic abuse.

Women's Aid

Information about how domestic abuse affects children.

drugs and substance abuse 

Change Grow Live

Advice if you are worried about a friend or family member in relation to drugs.

The Corner *

Sheffield's free and confidential drug and alcohol service for young people aged 10-18. They offer advice and support to young people in the Sheffield area who are experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol.

Talk to Frank

National website with honest information about drugs.

Tel: 0300 123 6600

eating disorders 

South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association (SYEDA) *

A local support group with website and useful contacts to support those with eating disorders.


A national eating disorder charity with a helpline and youthline.

exam stress 

 See also: Mindfulness


Advice on how to support your child if they are experiencing exam stress.


Advice about how to deal with exam stress - from Childline and other young people.

Young Minds

The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health provides information about how parents can support their children during exam time. 




Big Deal

Information about getting help with gambling and how to talk to a young person about gambling.

Tel: 0808 8020 133



Emotional wellbeing support for LGBT+ young people in Sheffield. Includes information about groups for young people and also for parents/carers.

Tel: 0114 241 2728



A helpline and useful information for trans young people and their families.

Tel: 0808 801 0400
(Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm).

Stonewall Youth

A national organisation to support all young, lesbian, gay, bi and trans people - as well as those who are questioning.

mental health support 


Young person friendly website with information, support and self-help advice for a range of mental health/emotional health and wellbeing issues.

Freephone: 0800 1111

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The Children and Young People's Empowerment Project works with all young people in Sheffield and South Yorkshire, in particular, the most vulnerable and excluded groups to protect and promote their wellbeing and rights.

Clear Fear app

A free app to help overcome anxiety.

Depression: self-help

Information on depression and a self-help fact sheet.

Door 43 *

Run by Youth Information, Advice and Counselling Service (YIACS) within Sheffield Futures, offering support to 13-25 year olds on a range of issues in a young person centred environment. Includes drop-in sessions.

Epicfriends *

Sheffield based, young person friendly website giving information, support and self-help advice for a range of mental health/emotional health and wellbeing issues. Provides information for young people who want to support their friends. Also information for adults.

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Golddigger Trust *

An award-winning charity, at the forefront of self-esteem work in Sheffield and across the UK, working to equip young people with the confidence and skills to make positive choices for themselves. Includes drop-in sessions.


Free online counselling support for 11-18 year olds

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information about why obsessions become compulsions.

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Charity for the prevention of young suicide, with helpline

Tel: 0800 068 4141


A fact sheet giving information, support and self-help advice for a range of mental health/emotional health and wellbeing issues.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information about the different types of anxiety and worries young people may have and how it can be treated.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information about how to recognise depression in young people and how you can help yourself/what others can do to help


Support for anyone, 24 hours a day, 365 days a week. Online resources and freephone support.

Freephone: 116 123


A website giving information, support and self-help advice for a range of mental health/emotional health and wellbeing issue

Sheffield Directory *

Activities, organisations, information and services - for adults, young people and families, and those with SEND.

Sheffield Mental Health Guide *

A wide range of information provided, with contacts for local services (see 'search for support').


Aims to raise awareness of and reduce young male suicide.

Young Minds

A website giving information, support and self-help advice for a range of mental health/emotional health and wellbeing issues.

Great resources for parents and carers on how to support and start conversations with children about mental health and wellbeing. 

Are you a young person in crisis?

You can text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger. This is free 24/7 support if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. Text YM to 85258.

All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors 


3 good mindfulness exercises

Mindfulness of the Breath

Awareness of the breath is one of the foundational exercises for learning mindfulness meditation. It’s a popular starting point because the breath is something you can always access. It serves as a valuable anchor for other mindfulness practices.

Body Scan

The body scan is a simple, structured way of bringing consciousness to different parts of body. The body scan can be very useful as a grounding mechanism when facing strong emotions, or if you’re having trouble stabilizing awareness on the breath or body.

Mindfulness of Walking

Walking mindfully cultivates awareness of your body while it is in motion. Mindful walking can help to increase your energy level if you are tired or restless, and it can also add variety if you are doing longer periods of seated practice. It’s also useful because directing attention to walking, and even standing, is something you can do throughout the day.


An app to support with meditation.


An app to help manage anxiety

self harm 

Calm Harm

An app to support those who self-harm.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information for parents and carers about why young people self-harm and what can be done to help.

Young Minds

Specific information about self-harm for both young people and parents and carers.

sexual abuse & rape


Sheffield based support for anyone who has experienced abuse or sexual violence, whenever it happened.

Tel: 0114 2412766




Helpline if you are worried about a child, even if you're unsure. Run by professional counsellors for help, advice and support: 0808 800 5000



If you are under 18 and need confidential advice and support, wahtever your worry, whenever you need help.

Freephone: 0800 1111


young carers 

Sheffield Young Carers *

Information and local support for young carers.