Useful contacts - for young people

Details of places you can go if you're a young person looking for support or information

Action for Children 

Phone: 01923 361 500

Charity supporting children, young people and their families across England.


Anxiety UK

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon–Fri)

Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.



Phone: 0808 801 0711 (every day)

Under 18s helpline, webchat and online support groups for people with eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia.



Phone: 0800 58 58 58

The Campaign Against Living Miserably is for men who are feeling low or in crisis.



Phone (age 16–25): 0808 800 0661

Provides advice, housing and support for young people, with a helpline and webchat.



Phone: 0800 1111

Free 1-to-1 chat support and 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.



Phone: 0300 123 6600 Text: 82111

Confidential webchat, helpline, advice and information on drugs and substance misuse.



Clear information on mental health medication for young people.


Hope Again

Phone: 0808 808 1677 Email: [email protected]

Support for young people when someone dies.



Phone: 0800 068 4141

A specialist telephone service that gives non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to young people.


Hub of Hope

A national database of mental health charities and organisations from across Britain who offer mental health advice and support.



Counsellors available until 10pm every day. Free, safe and anonymous online counselling for young people. Check whether this is offered in your area.



Phone: 0808 808 1111

Provides information and advice for people with a learning disability, their families and carers.



NHS confidential health advice and support for 16–25 year olds. Download the app to your phone.


No Panic

Phone (ages 13–20): 0330 606 1174

Charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessivecompulsive disorder (OCD).



Phone: 0800 1111

Email: [email protected]

Specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.



Email: [email protected]

Youth Support for young people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).


On My Mind

Information for young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing.



Phone: 0808 200 0247

Help and support for young people affected by domestic violence.


Relate (put in your local area and give them a call)

Professional, confidential, relationship support.


Rethink Mental Illness

Phone: 0300 500 0927 (Mon–Fri)

Support and advice for people with mental health problems and their friends and families.



Phone: 0808 800 5007

Text: 0786 002 7573

Young people’s helpline, helping survivors of sexual abuse and rape.



Phone: 116 123

Free 24-hour helpline. Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including suicidal feelings.



Charity working for people in housing need by providing free, independent, expert housing advice.


The Mix

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Support and advice for under 25s, including webchat.


Time to Change

Download resources to raise awareness of mental health stigma and find out more about mental health.


Victim Support

Phone: 0808 168 9111

Support for victims of crime.


Voice Collective

Phone: 020 7911 0822

A UK-wide project that supports children and young people who hear voices, see visions, and have other ‘unusual’ sensory experiences.


Women’s Aid

Phone: 0808 200 0247

24-hour national domestic violence helpline.



For information about different mental health problems.


Young Stonewall

Phone: 0800 050 2020

Information and support for all young lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.


Youth Access

Phone: 020 8772 9900

Information on youth counselling.


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