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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mental health support for children, young people and families

We all have emotions and feelings but sometimes children and young people can find it difficult to manage these emotions.

Talking about feelings can be tough but it is good to talk to someone if you are struggling. There are lots of things you can do to help your mental health.

  • exercise and moving your body
  • eating healthily
  • connecting with other people
  • learning something new or taking up a new hobby
  • taking notice or being present in the moment
  • giving time to others

Where to get support

Here are some places you can get additional support and advice from:

Handy guide

Some children and young people may need some extra support. Take a look at our handy guide, which you can also download and print: