You are never alone. There is always someone to help you. Here is a list of helplines to help you now or in the very near future.
Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.
Shout 85258 is the UK's first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It's a place to go if you're struggling to cope and need mental health support. Text SHOUT to 85258.
If you are a young person experiencing a mental health crisis, you can text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free, 24/7 support
Free helpline: 116 123
Email support: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Samaritans provide confidential emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. You don’t have to be suicidal to call them, they are there to listen if you’re worried about something, feel upset or confused, or you just want to talk to someone.
The YoungMinds Parents’ Helpline offers free confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25. Call the Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines)
Papyrus is the UK national charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. For PAPYRUS HOPELINEUK for young people and those concerned about a young person call 0800 068 4141 (open 10am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends and bank holidays).
For help, advice and reassurance contact your GP. When they are not available ring NHS 111 if it is not urgent or 999 if it is life and death situation - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Most local authorities facilitate access to all their support services via a "Single Point of Access" and the contact details of this can be found by googling this for your local area. Additional information might also be available via your local Families Information Service" or "Children and Young Peoples Information Service".
Advice on dealing with domestic violence for women and children.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
The Mix: 0808 808 4994 - Free information and support for under 25s in the UK. Get advice about sex, relationships, drugs, mental health, money & jobs.
Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm)