Need to Talk

A list of helplines and websites where you can find information, help or just a listening ear from someone who gets it.

Advice and support for all kinds of problems


Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.

Phone 0800 1111 (24 hours)

Chat 1-2-1 with a counsellor online


The Mix

Information, support and listening for people under 25.

Phone 0808 808 4994 (24 hours)

Get support online


Youth Access

Get connected with the right support services and organisations in your area. For anyone aged 11-25.

Visit their website to find your local service.


24 hour confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it. (Adults included.)

[email protected]

Phone 116 123 (24 hours)

Information and support for mental health issues


The UK's eating disorder charity. They have online support groups and a helpline for anyone under 18.

Phone 0345 634 7650 (4pm – 10pm 365 days a year)

Email [email protected]

Drugs and alcohol


Confidental information and advice about drugs and substance abuse, whether it's for you or someone else.

0800 7766 00 (24 hours, won't show up on your phone bill)

Legal advice

Children's Legal Centre

Legal advice and representation for children and young people, plus information about your legal rights as a child.

Contact online



The UK charity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies.  They offer information, advice and where to get local support. 

Call their information service on 08000 50 20 20

Coming out help for young people

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