Helplines and Support Groups

Don't suffer in silence! The following are helplines and support groups for young people looking for information or support.

Samaritans

The Samaritans operate a 24-hour service, 365 days of the year. You can call them on 116 123, at any time, on any phone for free. If you are worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email at jo@samaritans.org

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Childline

Childline provides free support for children and young people in the UK. You can call them on 0800 1111, chat online with a counsellor or email them.

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Hub of Hope

Hub of Hope is the UK's most comprehensive national mental health support database. You can download the free app or text HOPE to 85258 to find relevant services near you.

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PAPYRUS

PAPYRUS support teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal. Their advice is completely confidential and available 9am-12am. Call them on 0800 068 41 41 or send them an email to pat@papyrus-uk.org.

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Mind

Mind is a charity providing advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They aim to raise awareness and promote understanding. Call Mind at 0300 123 3393.

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Bullying UK

Bullying UK is a website for both children and adults who are affected by bullying.

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Students Against Depression

Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information and guidance to students affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thoughts.

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YoungMinds

YoungMinds provides support for young people who are struggling to cope. They offer a free, 24/7 text messaging support. If you need someone to talk to text YM to 85258.

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