Useful websites for early help

The websites set out below provide information, advice and guidance for parents and carers to find out more information.

General Support 

Care and Support in Cornwall
Information, advice and support available to families in Cornwall. Also see here for SEND local offer.

Young People Cornwall
A website for young people in Cornwall. Things to do, places to go, education, Jobs and volunteering.

Support for anyone who needs to talk - also available on 08457 90 90 90.

Challenging Behaviour

National Autistic Society
Information and expert advice and support on autism for autistic people, their families and friends.

Mental Health 

Kooth Online Counselling
Free online support for young people in the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall ages 11-18.

Living Life to the Full (LLTTF)
Free resources for mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Support and resources for children's mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Free educational resources about  Mental Health for parents/carers and professionals.

Young Minds
A voice for young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Mind Your Way
Mental Health and Wellbeing services for young people in Cornwall.

Self-help Resource Site  Moodjuice Forth Valley is a site design to offer information, advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions.

Domestic Abuse

Support for domestic abuse (men).


Cafcass represents children in family court cases.

Children's Legal Centre
free legal resources, advice and information for all aspects of family and child and educational law.

Bereavement Support

Penhaligon's Friends
Bereavement support for young people, children and their families.


advice and guidance for parents and professionals with regard to children's continence and bladder and bowel issues.

support for anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape.

LGBT (some organisations include Q – questioning or queer and/or I – intersex)

Intercom Trust
Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community resource in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West.

YAY! Cornwall
Organisation that runs YAY! Cornwall (Young and Yourself) youth group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Questioning young people up to the age of 25 who live, work or who are visiting, at school or college in Cornwall.


Free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry whenever you need help.


a site with information for young people, parents and professionals to tackle bullying and safeguarding.

Drugs and Alcohol

24 hr confidential drug and alcohol advice.

Debt Management

Free independent advice for benefits entitlements.

Step Change
Free independent advice on debt, can arrange debt management plans free of charge. 


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