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Useful links & Information

Useful links & Information

Useful links and other places to find support

If you need urgent support around mental health you can see your GP/family doctor or contact CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) on 01872 221400. For help out of hours you can call NHS 111 or dial 999/visit A & E in an emergency/crisis.


Call for free on 0800 1111 (up to and including 18yrs) - open 24hrs a day 

Young Minds

Provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. Visit their website to get advice and information on what to do if you're struggling with how you feel. They empower parents and adults who work with young people, to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. And Young Minds give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world we live in. Together, we can create a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health.


You can speak to the Samaritans on 116 123. 

Early Help Hub, Cornwall Council

The ‘front door’ to Early Help services is led by Cornwall Council and Cornwall Foundation Trust.

Staff within the Early Help Hub will decide whether the child / young person is eligible for support and which service is most appropriate. This is usually in discussion with the person making the request and / or young person / family.

Children and young people who are aged pre-birth to 18 are eligible for this service. If a young person has a special educational need or disability, who have a need for early help care and support, this is extended up to age 25.

To request Early Help from Cornwall Council Children's Services call 01872 322277 

24/7 NHS Mental Health Response Line

For any mental health concerns you may need support and advice with.  Call them free on 0800 038 5300, any time day or night if you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health.

Solihull 'Our Place'

Public Health are also offering free online courses for residents of Cornwall. The Solihull Approach parenting courses are for everyone, anyone who wants to be the best mum, dad, grandparent, carer that they can be. There is also a course for teenagers, Understanding your brain (for teenagers only!). The Solihull Approach aims to improve emotional health and wellbeing by supporting relationships ( The courses are written by CAMHS professionals with other health and education workers. They are evidence based and accredited by the DfE.

Link to the courses  - - access code TAMAR

Parent Talk

Read our advice and useful resources, or ‘talk’ directly to a parenting coach via our confidential 1-1 live chat which you can access through our Action for Children website – Support for Parents.