Feeling anxious about school? Are you having negative thoughts about how you look? Is social media running your life? Finding it hard to fit?

We know struggles with mental health, anxiety and dark thoughts can affect young people at any time.

That’s why we’ve launched a new mental health campaign aimed at 11–18 year-olds.

We want you to know help and support is out there if you’re struggling.

If your thoughts are getting too much, or you know someone who is struggling, talk to someone you trust or take a look at our help and advice pages.

Helen Parry
Clinical network manager - suicide prevention, NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria ICB
"We’ve been developing this campaign for several months now. We started this work back in October when we held four workshops with four local secondary schools and Rock FM. Those workshops helped us to understand the sorts of issues young people were facing and how we could best reach them with a campaign like this. Since then, we’ve been developing the campaign which is focused on several short videos which we hope will resonate with young people. It’s about encouraging them to recognise when they might be struggling and to open up about their worries."
Find out more about the Rock FM work
Have you asked a friend if they are OK today? Find support at www.healthyyoungmindslsc.co.uk/advice

Helen Rimmer
Children and young people’s mental health lead, NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria ICB
"Supporting young people to better look after their mental health and wellbeing is a priority for us. We know our young people are facing pressures at home, at school, and online, which can negatively affect their mental health, but we want them to know help is out there. There’s a whole range of resources on this website and we’d really encourage young people, and parents and carers, to take a look at the support which is available to them. We don't ever want a young person to feel alone, there isn't a problem which can't be solved. If you feel you're struggling please reach out for help."

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We'd like to say a huge thank you to the young people of Blackburn Youth Zone who feature in our campaign videos, social media images and posters.


Whatever is on your mind, you can find the information and support you need on our help and advice pages.

Let's Keep Talking - I just wish my dad would listen! Find support at www.healthyyoungmindslsc.co.uk/familyadvice
Are you having negative thoughts about how you look? Find support at www.healthyyoungmindslsc.co.uk/advice
Is social media running your life? Find support at www.healthyyoungmindslsc.co.uk/advice

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