YoungMinds is the children and young people’s mental health charity. They offer the following to parents and young people:

  • free parent helpline
  • free crisis messenger for young people
  • online information for parents to support their children
  • online information for young people on mental health issues

Crisis messenger

You can text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

Text YM to 85258.

For parents

Call the free Parents Helpline on 0808 802 5544 for detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person up to the age of 25. The helpline is open from 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

The Parents Webchat service provides signposting to help parents and carers find the information they are looking for with regards to their child’s mental health.

Find the webchat here.

Phone number

020 7089 5050

Operational locations

  • National


Suite 11
Baden Place
Crosby Row