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

Childline

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.

Phone 0208 773 9900 (9-1pm and 2-5pm, Mon-Fri)

 

Samaritans

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

jo@samaritans.org

Phone 116 113 (24 hours)

Information and support for mental health issues

Headmeds

Straight talk on mental health medication for young people. Read about others' experiences and get answers to those 'awkward' questions.

B-eat

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 fyp@b-eat.co.uk

Drugs and alcohol

Frank

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

LGBT

Stonewall

The UK charity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies.  They offer information and support.

Phone 0207 593 1850 (Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30)

Coming out help for young people

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