Supporting emotional well-being and mental health

How your child or young person feels matters. See the poster below for which services to access in MK to support their concerns and worries

How you feel matters - getting help in Milton Keynes (PPTX, 104KB)

Supporting emotional - wellbeing: online support services available in Milton Keynes

The NHS has put together a number of Mental Health Apps available that include ways to help reduce stress, overcome panic attacks and anxiety, reduce urges to self-harm, and improve sleep. Its information will also tell you if the app is free or has a charge. You can click on the link below to take you to the NHS website

Supporting emotional-wellbeing: online support services available in MK (PDF, 3.7MB)


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Online Counselling and Emotional Wellbeing support for Children and Young People aged 11-19yrs  in Milton Keynes is a website children and young people can use to get advice, support and guidance for any problem, no matter how big or small.  They can chat online to professional counsellors, read articles written by young people, join forums to receive peer-to-peer support, access self-help materials and keep a daily journal.    Regular forums cover topics ranging from exam stress and anxiety to eating disorders and grief. 

If a child or young person needs a bit of extra support, are worrying about their future or experiencing difficulties at school or at home they can connect to this new anonymous and free service which is available every day via their laptop, tablet or smartphone at 


Milton Keynes Specialist CAMHS provides support to children and young people up to the age of 18, their parents/carers and their families who are resident of Milton Keynes and registered with a Milton Keynes GP and are causing a high level of concern to adults around them due to a significant change in the child/young person's mood and/or behaviour.

CAMHS offers a telephone referral service open to professionals and young people whether known to the service or not. The referral line is available Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm on 01908 725372.

Urgent referrals are given priority appointments within four weeks and non-urgent referrals are placed on a waiting list. When there are significant concerns about a young person’s welfare e.g. serious self-harm or suicidal intentions you can take the young person to A&E where they will be seen by a member of the CAMHS Liaison and Intensive Support Team ( LIST).

Some of the difficulties this team can help with include:

  • Significant Behaviour Problems associated with moderate to severe mental health problems
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Self Harm
  • Anxiety Disorders (including phobias)
  • Obsession/Compulsion
  • Tic Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Relationship Problems ( Family Relate)
  • Trauma, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis

Contact us: 01908 724544 or

Access the CAMHS website to find useful information leaflets and organisations that provide support:


Young People's Mental Health

Counselling, Education and Training

YiS MK Youth Counselling Service offers counselling and advice to all young people aged 11-21.  Training is also available for professionals who work within the age group.

Youth Mental Health Hub

An information hub offering advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety, and stress. 

Young Minds

YoungMinds is committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.


ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19 years. 


Talk to the Samaritans any time you like and off the record - about whatever’s getting to you. You don't have to be suicidal.

CAMHS & Me is a website full of info about our mental health services for children, young people and their families

Go to CAMHS & Me

Useful Mental Health resources

Easy read guides


Last Updated: 9 December 2020