All families have ups and downs. This can be upsetting for everyone, and may leave you feeling overwhelmed. Family issues include separation and divorce, losing a family member, arguments, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, alcohol or drug abuse and parental mental health concerns. CAMHS work with families to help them manage their problems and understand each other better.

It’s never OK for someone to treat you in a way that makes you feel scared or upset. If this is happening to you it’s important you speak to an adult you trust or call ChildLine on 0800 1111.

The Hideout: offers support to children and young people who are living with domestic abuse

Winston’s Wish: for young people who’ve had someone important to them die

The Who Cares Trust: helping children in care to thrive

Relationship issues

A relationship with a girlfriend or boyfriend can be really fun and exciting, but at times can also be difficult and confusing. Sometimes people need support because of arguments, abuse or break-ups in their relationships, or to think about sex and sexuality, especially when these problems are affecting their mood or ability to manage day-to-day life.

Brook : free and confidential information sex and relationship advice for under 25s.

Madly in Love; a place where young people share how they feel about sex, love and mental health