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If things are feeling beyond you, here's how you can access professional support, and what to expect if you do.
If you or the young person you’re supporting don’t feel that they need urgent help, but you still think that things aren’t right, it could be time to ask for some professional advice.
A great place to start is by making an appointment with a General Practitioner (GP) at your local medical centre. Or you might like to call a community mental health team or counselling service. They could also try contacting one of the helplines or services on our Support Services page.
It can be difficult knowing how to support a young person when they confide to you they would like support for their wellbeing and mild to moderate mental health distress - especially if you are also new to understanding the system.
Knowing a young person’s rights, privacy and learning ways to support can be difficult to manage and understand all at once.
This resource is a guideline for anyone who is supporting a young person through this process. This resource will help you and the support network that you are a part of to understand the different ways that you can help a young person through difficult times.
If you would like more information about how to access support in your area, the following links have regional service maps to help you locate what you need.