This is your area of the platform where you can learn more about developing your skills, looking after yourself and what to expect if you have an appointment within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Sometimes it's easier to find help online without having to admit to an adult that I am struggling with simple things. It will be good to find the right advice on KIDS rather than asking someone face to face.

Teenage Boy from West Dunbartonshire

Helping You To Help Yourself

Being a child or a young person isn't always easy.  You are constantly having to learn new skills such as looking after yourself independently, learning new subjects in school, and navigating the world of social interaction; all of which can bring their own challenges.

We hope you will find something to help you on your journey to adulthood within these pages.

Supporting Websites for Young People

Aye Mind

In 2013 and 2014, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde collaborated with local young people aged between 15 and 21 and a wide range of partners to explore how they used the internet in relation to mental health.

Aye Mind is on a mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people – by making better use of the Internet, social media and mobile technologies. Young people aged 13 to 21 have helped create the resources.

Improving the mental health and well-being of children and young people is a key priority both internationally and locally.  As part of a wider strategic approach to the promotion of child and youth mental health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and local partners are exploring the potential of digital technologies. Most importantly, the experiences and ideas of young people are at the heart of this work.



Reach pulls together advice, info, quotes and film footage from young people and a range of youth and support organisations. It is a ‘go-to’ source of advice for pupils dealing with all sorts of issues, including being bullied; changing and leaving school, struggling with difficulties at home; feeling low or anxious: finding it hard to access learning and take part at school; being care experienced, and much more. They have put a big focus on sharing young people’s experiences and opinions.


SafeSpot is an innovative approach empowering young people to be able to be aware of their own emotional wellbeing and mental health.


SafeSpot is designed to help you through tough spots. SafeSpot gives you your own personalised coping plan, useful strategies and tools to help and directions to local resources to help you -- all at your fingertips.


SafeSpot has 3 aspects:

  1. The Quirky and Cool SafeSpot App
  2. SafeSpot website
  3. SafeSpot Curriculum


Together these aspects of SafeSpot will aim to equip young people with all the information, advice and access to services that they need to manage their own mental health and deal with any challenges that life may throw at them.


SafeSpot has involved young people throughout the design and development of the app, website and curriculum.

TalkTime Scotland

TalkTime Scotland is a charity founded in 2014 with the following aim:

“ To help physically disabled young people to reach their potential and to improve their mental well-being and that of their families. ”

We support disabled people aged between 12 and 25 through weekly one-to-one counselling sessions with qualified professionals. This can be face-to-face, by video link or by telephone.

Young Minds

Young Minds is a UK leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.  Their vision is to lead the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.

They have 4 key strategic aims:

  1. Foster innovation to meet the needs of vulnerable and excluded children and young people.
  2. Promote good mental health to more children and young people then ever before.
  3. Champion the voices of young people and parents to influence mental health policy and practice.
  4. Inspire excellence to achieve transformed, integrated services.

For more information

Experience of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy can transform lives. 

The core purpose of Occupational Therapy for Children is to empower and enable children, young people and their families to live their lives as independently and easily as possible.  We collaborate with the individual, their family and the wider team around the child to identify their strengths and explore how they can overcome their challenges to achieve their full potential. 

Here is a video of Alistair's story.

Experience of Speech and Language Therapy

1 in 1000 people stammer.  If you have a stammer it can affect your confidence.  You may have to see a Speech and Language Therapist to help you learn to control it. 

Here is a video of Fraser talking about his experience of seeing a Speech and Language Therapist.

The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland

About the Commissioner

The Children and Young People's Commissioner is a person. Their job is to help you understand your rights and to make sure those rights are respected. Their goal is for children and young people in Scotland to be as safe and happy as possible.

Dyslexia Scotland

Dyslexia Scotland A Scottish charity that encourages and enables people with dyslexia, regardless of their age and abilities, to reach their potential.


Dyslexia Unwrapped

Dyslexia Unwrapped is a new website from Dyslexia Scotland especially for dyslexic children and young people aged 8-18


Helpline: 0344 800 8484
Email: [email protected]

The Organisation is a Registered Charity in Scotland No. SC000951. It offers advice, information and support to people with dyslexia and operates a national Helpline as well as national tutors’ and assessors’ lists and a career coaching service for adults with dyslexia. The organisation organises workshops, conferences and seminars to raise awareness of dyslexia and has a wide range of information available on its three websites:

For teachers: 
For dyslexic children and young people: 

The F-words: Fitness, Function, Friends, Fun, Family and Future

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Framework describes health and disability. It offers a holistic strengths-based model for describing what people CAN do. The F-words: Fitness, Function, Friends, Fun, Family and Future are embedded into this framework. Families and youth have identified the F-words as a lay-friendly, easy-to-understand way of using ICF concepts.

To share the F-words, and educate the public about what youth with disabilities CAN do, a group of young adults with disabilities created the F-words Video for Youth.