Children and young people are often facing mental health problems alone. Together we can make a real difference to their lives by giving them the support they need.

Mental health

Our mental health services offer one-to-one and group support to create positive change in a young person’s life. Our drop in sessions provide flexibility and help us to adapt our support to the young person's needs.


Read about our services.

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We can be there with the right support and guidance for young people facing mental health problems

Our Checkpoint service

Engages with young people, encouraging them to learn positive coping strategies and build resilience, and providing them with a safe space to talk about their issues. Learn about our Checkpoint service.

Our Pause service

Offers young people up to the age of 25 one-to-one support with mental health issues. Created in partnership with Forward Thinking Birmingham, the city centre drop-in service identifies young people who require increased and specialist clinical support for their mental health needs. Learn about our Pause service.

'I am so grateful to everyone'

'The people at The Children’s Society have been very helpful. I am very grateful to everyone.' – Dean, a young person receiving mental health support from us.

40% of our service users said

they experienced complete recovery compared to 33% in other mental health services nationally.

In 2017, 70% of young people

working with our mental health services said that their emotional well being improved afterwards.

Access denied

Read our report on how vulnerable groups of young people are finding it difficult to access Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Access denied

In 2017/18

87% of young people we worked with in our Shropshire Beam service felt more able to deal with their presenting issue.