Young People


If you're a young person, this part of our website is for you. We will update this section when we can and include information about where to get help as well as the latest news stories and films you might be interested in. 

Young people let us know what they think about their experiences of having a mental health difficulty. Do you have an experience to share? Please email us if you do at:

You can also follow us on Twitter @ACPbulletin


Here are a few news stories you might want to read or add your comments to: 

ACP member gives advice to teenager in the Guardian Weekend

Young person NRM writes for ACP about the pressure and anxiety young people feel

ACP member speaks on TV about the reasons behind self harm

Adopted young people met with the Children's Commissioner for England

How to talk to children about terrorist attacks

ACP Chair attends All Party Parliamentary Group for Children

Not all memories are for sharing. Teenagers develop new virtual memory jar

'Children turning to internet for mental health advice': Children's Commissioner

Sleep-deprived students pose mental health risk, says new study

Young people write about their feelings and experiences:

Do you suffer from depression or anxiety? Young people who have experienced these have come up with some strategies which helped them - they have shared their thoughts so that other young people can benefit from them. You can add your own comments at the bottom of the news page. 

Young person (NRM) writes more about how to overcome anxiety

Young person writes about what has helped her when she feels depressed


Are you a young Carer? This CBBC film uses creative expression to describe the experience of young people who care for their parents:

New films on Depression

Nick Midgley, an ACP member and child and adolescent psychotherapist, has worked with a group of young people who had been referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), plus their parents and a small team of film-makers, to make two short films. One is an animation about young people's experience of depression and of therapy, and the second is the parents' perspective on having a child suffering from depression and seeking professional help. There's also a third short 'behind the scenes' film, which will give you more of an insight into the process of how the films were made.

Follow the links below. ('Facing Shadows' was viewed over 3,000 times in its first week - partly thanks to Stephen Fry tweeting about it!).

Facing Shadows:

Facing Shadows - Behind the Scenes:

Journey Through the Shadows