Help and support:

Advice and general information:

Child line

Free confidential service to help young people under 19 with any issue they are going through.

Helpline: 0800 1111


The Mix:

The Mix’s Crisis Messenger text service is available 24/7 and open to anyone aged 25 or under living in the UK. If you’re in crisis and need to talk, text THEMIX to 85258.

Webchat and Helpline service for free and confidential information and help on a wide range of issues for 13 to 25 year olds including, sex and relationships, your body, mental health, drink and drugs, housing, money, work and study and crime and safety .

Helpline: 0800 808 4994

Runaway Helpline:

Provides information, help, and support and options for young people thinking of running away or already away.

Helpline: 116 000

Text service: 116 000 

Family lives:

Offers information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying.

Helpline: 0808 800 2222

Sexual Health


Brook Young People's Information Service:

Information, support and signposting service for young people under 25 on sexual health. Also run a confidential enquiry service via the Brook website . Details of local services available via text message (see website for details). Centres throughout the UK offering free contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling.

Care leavers

The Care Leavers Association:
0161 236 5665

The Care Leavers Association is a national user led charity aimed at improving the lives of care leavers of all ages. They bring together the voices and experiences of care leavers to support care leavers of all ages, improve the current care system and change for the better society's perception of people in care. The Care Leavers Association work with individuals through specific projects, campaign, lobby and advocate for change at all levels of government and provide training and awareness for a range of organisations.

Domestic abuse and violence 

National domestic abuse helpline

0808 2000 247

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.




Mental health 

Samaritans

Call  08457 90 90 90 (UK)
Email Samaritans 

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Papyrus

0800 068 4141, or text 07786 209697) - 

Advisors trained to help you focus on staying safe from suicide. They can provide advice and support that may help you to stay safe. 

Mind

Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends. Mind also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays)Rethink
Rethink Mental Illness works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recover a better quality of life. It provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understandingSane
SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.
  • Saneline: 0300 304 7000 (local rate on BT landlines) Open 4:30-10:30pm every day
NHS mental health 
Find information, advice and local services on the NHS website. You can also get advice from the NHS 111 phone service.

 


Parents helplines
Young minds
Speak to our experts at the Parents Helpline – call 0808 802 5544
Helpline for men
Calm
A helpline for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support

5pm to midnight, every day of the year

Gangs and exploitation 
Gangs and young people-NSPCC
If you're worried about gangs, it can be difficult to know what to do to help protect young people. Whether they're thinking about joining a gang, are already involved or want to leave, they need help and support.




 

















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