For young people

Find out more about emotional health and how we can support you. 

What is Emotional Health?

Emotional health is about the way we think and feel, and the ability to manage our feelings and deal with difficulties. Having good emotional health is not the same thing as being happy all the time.

Everyone experiences difficult feelings from time to time, and often we don’t know what to do to help us get back on track.

This booklet has lots of information and advice to help you cope with difficult times and help you to support others around you.

How we can help you

Anyone can contact Samaritans, no matter how old you are. If you’re under 18 find out more about how we can help you.

Other sources of support

If you're looking for specific advice or support for a particular problem, it may be useful to talk to different organisations. You can find a list of helpful organisations here.

Have you been affected by a suspected suicide?

Suicide is a tragedy. The loss of a life through suicide has a ripple effect on everyone that had a connection with the person who has died – even if you didn’t know them very well.

It’s important to know that there’s no right or wrong way of feeling.

Find more about how you may be feeling and what to do.

Are you interested in doing a research project with us?

Students studying undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses at external institutions regularly contact Samaritans requesting permission to carry out a research project into Samaritans services, volunteers and/or callers. Find out more about doing a research project with Samaritans.

Contact Samaritans’ Education Team

If you have any other questions about our work with young people, you can contact the team here.