This year the focus for Mental Health Awareness Week is Loneliness.  The Mental Health Foundation has published the following guides to support parents and young people.

Students' Guide

Parental Guide 

Further resources and support is available through the following organisations:

Support for Young People:

The Mix  - a UK-based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25. Young people can get support from the trained team, either by phone, webchat, or email 

Shout 85258  - a free, confidential, 24/7 text-messaging support service. 

Samaritans   - a UK-based charity that provides support at any time, from any phone for free. Call free on 116 123 or email

Support for parents and caregivers:

Young Mind’s Parent Helpline and Webchat provides advice and support for parents and caregivers who are worried about a child or young person.