Useful contacts - for children and 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

actionforchildren.org.uk

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

 

Anxiety UK

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon–Fri)

anxietyuk.org.uk

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

 

Beat

Phone: 0808 801 0711 (every day)

beateatingdisorders.co.uk

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

 

CALM

Phone: 0800 58 58 58

thecalmzone.net

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

 

Centrepoint

Phone (age 16–25): 0808 800 0661

centrepoint.org.uk

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

 

Childline

Phone: 0800 1111

childline.org.uk

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

 

Frank

Phone: 0300 123 6600 Text: 82111

talktofrank.com

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

 

HeadMeds

headmeds.org.uk

Clear information on mental health medication for young people.

 

Hope Again

Phone: 0808 808 1677 Email: [email protected]

hopeagain.org.uk

Support for young people when someone dies.

 

HOPELINEUK

Phone: 0800 068 4141

papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk

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

 

Hub of Hope

hubofhope.co.uk

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

 

Kooth

kooth.com

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

 

Mencap

Phone: 0808 808 1111

mencap.org.uk

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

 

NHS Go

nhsgo.uk

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

nopanic.org.uk/no-panic-youth-hub

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

 

NSPCC

Phone: 0800 1111

nspcc.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

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

 

OCD

ocdyouth.org

Email: [email protected]

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

 

On My Mind

annafreud.org/on-my-mind

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

 

Refuge

Phone: 0808 200 0247

refuge.org.uk

Help and support for young people affected by domestic violence.

 

Relate

relate.org.uk (put in your local area and give them a call)

Professional, confidential, relationship support.

 

Rethink Mental Illness

Phone: 0300 500 0927 (Mon–Fri)

rethink.org

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

 

Safeline

Phone: 0808 800 5007

safeline.org.uk

Text: 0786 002 7573

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

 

Samaritans

Phone: 116 123

samaritans.org.uk

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

 

Shelter

shelter.org.uk/youngpeople

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

 

The Mix

Phone: 0808 808 4994

themix.org.uk

Support and advice for under 25s, including webchat.

 

Time to Change

time-to-change.org.uk

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

 

Victim Support

Phone: 0808 168 9111

victimsupport.org.uk

Support for victims of crime.

 

Voice Collective

Phone: 020 7911 0822

voicecollective.co.uk

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

womensaid.org.uk

24-hour national domestic violence helpline.

 

YoungMinds

youngminds.org.uk

For information about different mental health problems.

 

Young Stonewall

Phone: 0800 050 2020

youngstonewall.org.uk

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

 

Youth Access

Phone: 020 8772 9900

youthaccess.org.uk

Information on youth counselling.

 


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