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Childline

If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, chat online or email about any problem big or small.

Sign up for a free Childline locker (real name or email address not needed) to use their free 1-2-1 counsellor chat and email support service. 

Opening times: 24/7

call: 0800 11 11

Samaritans

Whatever you're going through, you can contact the Samaritans for support. N.B. This is a listening service and does not offer advice or intervention.

Opening times:

24/7

jo@samaritans.org

Shout


Shout provides free, 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis.

All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.

Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

Opening times: 24/7

Text YM to 85258.

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Papyrus

Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK.

Open 9am–midnight every day.

0800 068 4141

pat@papyrus-uk.org

Text - 07860 039967

Other organisations for support

Young Minds

The UK's leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

Find information and resources for young people and parents.

No Panic UK

No Panic specialises in self-help recovery and our services include providing people with the skills they need to manage their condition and work towards recovery, enabling them to lead more fulfilled lives.

The No Panic Helpline
0300 772 9844

The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Contact them via their free, confidential helpline service.

0808 808 4994

Anna Feud

On my mind reaches over one million children and young people through schools and colleges by providing trusted resources, training and supporting the workforce and researching how best to support pupils and students.