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What’s in North Yorkshire for me? 17 or under

Not sure what to feel about what you're feeling? The Go-To is here to help you find the right support in North Yorkshire to help you stay well, whatever is going on in your life.

North Yorkshire Libraries

The library is a great place for children and young people. No one is too young to join the library and it is free to join and borrow books and health resources. For more information visit the North Yorkshire Council website.

Getting Early Help

If you think you may need support for your mental health and wellbeing there are a number of services available in North Yorkshire.

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Services for children and young people's mental health

To see a summary of the commissioned services in North Yorkshire for children’s social and emotional mental health, visit our Mini Marketplace presentation

Early Help Team

The Early Help Teams support children, young people and their families who have become overwhelmed by difficulties to make better choices, learn new skills and have aspirations to turn their lives around

Visit Early Help webpage

Text messaging service

BUZZ US is a text messaging service for young people aged 11-18 experiencing mental health and wellbeing difficulties.

Visit BUZZ US webpage Call 07520 631168.

School based support

Compass Phoenix is a free, confidential health and wellbeing service for children and young people between the ages of 5-19.

Visit Compass Phoenix website Call 0800 008 7452

The Healthy Child Team (5-19)

The Healthy Child Team is a service for 5-19 year olds experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties, providing short term 1:1 support.

Download the referral form Call 01609 780780

Help from your school

This page on The Go-To website is all about the help and support you can get from your school if you’re struggling with your emotions, or if everything feels too much.

Visit Getting help from school or college page

Wellbeing in Mind - Mental Health School Support Teams, North Yorkshire

Wellbeing in Mind are a team of NHS staff, working in schools to offer support to students experiencing common emotional wellbeing difficulties. If you are concerned about your emotional or mental wellbeing please speak to a member of school or college staff as soon as possible. They will be able to help you get the right support and can refer you to our team if this is needed. You can find out more information on the Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust website.


Download information sheet

YorSexual Health

Yorsexual Health is a free and confidential sexual health service, running across York and North Yorkshire. You can search for services on the Yorsexual Health North Yorkshire website or phone 01904 721111.

For more information on sexual health, take a look at our Sexual Health page.

Visit YorSexual Health website

Healthy Minds for Craven District

If you live in Craven, take a look at the Healthy Minds website for information about mental health and wellbeing services in your area.

Visit Healthy Minds website

Solihull Approach

Solihull Approach are offering two FREE online courses exclusively for teenagers!

  • Understanding your brain
  • Understanding your feelings

Visit the webpage below and sign up using the access code NYFAMILIES

Visit Solihull website

Getting More Help

If you need more specialist help for an on-going mental health problem that is significantly impacting your daily life then the Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) might be able to provide the best support.  To find out more visit the  about specialist CAMHS page.

Specialist CAMHS

Specialist CAMHS is a specialist service for children and young people up to the age of 18 experiencing mental health issues that are significantly affecting their daily lives. Watch the ‘What is CAMHS’ video for more information on what the service is.


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CAMHS Eating Disorders Service

Enhanced Community Eating Disorder Service – a specialist CAMHS service for children and young people up to the age of 18 who have difficulties with eating.

Learn more about the Eating Disorders Service

CAMHS Crisis Service

North Yorkshire Crisis and Home Resolution Service is a service for young people up to the age of 18 with immediate mental health needs that require immediate attention in the community.

Learn more about the Crisis service

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Information on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) locality hubs in Hambleton/Richmondshire, Harrogate/Knaresborough/Ripon/Craven, Scarborough/Ryedale/Whitby & Filey and Selby is available by clicking the button below.

Checkout the hubs

Getting Urgent Help

If you’ve seriously injured yourself or taken an overdose call 999 or get immediate medical advice from NHS 111.

If you are in a crisis and feel like you can’t cope, speak to somebody straight away. Visit our Urgent Help page for contact details for the North Yorkshire single point of access Crisis Service.

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