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Get More Support

Do you need urgent help?

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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


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.

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If you or someone you know is struggling to cope and needs help right now, the following organisations are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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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 most UK networks.

Opening times: 24/7

Text SHOUT to 85258.


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

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 offers advice, support, recovery programs and help for people living with phobias, OCD and any other anxiety-based disorders.

No Panic Youth Helpline (open until 10pm)

0330 606 1174

24h Crisis Line: 01952 680835

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 including mental health, relationships, finances and more.


Contact them via their free, confidential helpline or text services.

0808 808 4994

Anna Feud

Whether you're a young person, looking for help for yourself or someone you know, or whether you're a
teacher trying to help a student find support, the Youth Wellbeing Directory provides a list of free local and
national organisations for anyone up to the age of 25, along with important information you may find helpful.

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