Mental health and wellbeing

HeadStart Hull supports children and young people by offering a range of services and interventions to support the emotional health and well-being of 10 – 16 year olds in Hull.

Services are grouped into:

  • support for children and young people aged 10-16
  • support for parents and carers
  • support for professionals and support staff


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You can access further advice, support for young people on emotional health and access to information on local services and other relevant websites

There is a wide range of additional information available on-line to help children and young people, parents and carers, and professionals to look after their own emotional well-being and that of the children and young people they support. Below is a selection of some of these websites:

The HeadStart Hull You Tube channel includes films and videos about children and young people’s mental health and emotional well-being. Films have been made by, or chosen by, children and young people.

The caremonkeys app was developed and designed with young people in Hull to provide advice and support on common issues such as bullying in a safe digital environment. The app contains advice, articles, top tips, videos and facilities to report issues in a safe environment.

Young Minds offers information for young people on emotional wellbeing and mental health for young people and parents. It has an online chat function and also has a parents helpline 0800 8025544

Bullying UK offers advice and support to anyone affected by bullying.  It also has an online chat function and a helpline 0808 8002222

Beat providers support to help young people beat their eating disorders. It also has an online chat function and a helpline 0808 8010711

National Self Harm Network aims to support, empower and educate people about self harm. It also has an online forum

Talk to frank offers friendly, confidential advice about drugs. It also has an online chat function and a helpline 0300 1236600

Childline can be contacted about anything, no problem is too big or too small. It also has an online chat function and a helpline 0800 1111

The Samaritans they offer a safe place to talk, anytime you like, in your own way, telephone 116123 or email

Prevention of suicide in young people also have a helpline called HOPEline 0800 068 4141

Support services are also available to people affected by eating disorders in Hull and East Riding