Young People

Samaritans

Talk to Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours)

Website: www.samaritans.org/about-us

Bullying UK

Support for in any situation where you experience bullying, including cyber bullying (any form of bullying which takes place online).

Telephone: 0808 800 2222

Website: www.bullying.co.uk

B-eat

B-eat is the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, or any other difficulty with food, weight and shape.

Website: www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Telephone: 0345 634 7650 (16:00-22:00 365 days a year)

Frank

Friendly, confidential information and advice about drugs and substance abuse, whether it’s for you or someone else.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Kooth

Offers a safe, confidential and non-judgmental approach for children and young people to receive free counselling, advice and support via a safe online chat tool.

Website: www.kooth.com

Monday – Friday 12:00-22:00
Saturday – Sunday 18:00-22:00

Childline

Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. They’re here for you online, on the phone.

Website: www.childline.org.uk

Telephone: 0800 1111 (24 hours)

Young Minds

All kinds of advice for young people on coping with a wide range of mental health conditions. Includes valuable sections on Looking After Yourself, Feelings And Symptoms, and Conditions.

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

If you need urgent help text YM to 85258

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it on the CEOP website.

Website: www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre

Rape Crisis

Specialist services for people who have been raped and/or experienced any other form of sexual violence.

Telephone: 0808 802 9999

Email: onlineservices@rapecrisis.org.uk

Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk/centres

Stonewall Youth

The young persons’ arm of Stonewall, the UK charity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies. They offer information, advice and where to get local support on issues such as coming out and health and well-being.

Telephone: 08000 50 20 20

Website: www.youngstonewall.org.uk

MeeTwo

MeeTwo encourages young people to help themselves by sharing difficult life experiences and helping each other in a safe and professionally moderated app-based discussion environment.

Website: www.meetwo.co.uk