Useful Links and Info


Young Minds  For young people looking for help and support with mental health https://youngminds.org.uk

Text the Young Minds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. 

  • If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
  • All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.


Childline  The UK’s free helpline for children and young people – it’s a confidential service and provides telephone counselling for any child with a problem. Helpline: 0800 1111 Textphone: 0800 400 222 Mon-Fri 9:30am-9:30pm | Sat and Sun: 11am-8pm


Samaritans  A confidential helpline which offers support and advice to those in emotional distress 116 123


Papyrus  A charity working to prevent young suicide with a helpline for those worried about themselves or someone they know – call 0800 068 4141, text 0778 620 9697 http://www.papyrus.org.uk


The Mix  Offers free support and advice for under 25s through a confidential helpline, online chat and discussion boards. Helpline: 0808 808 4994 7 days a week 2pm–11pm https://www.themix.org.uk


Kooth  Free, safe and anonymous online counselling and support for young people https://www.kooth.com


Life Signs  Information and support on self -harm in young people https://www.lifesigns.org.uk


Beat Eating Disorders  Helplines, online support and self-help groups on all types of eating disorder https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk


Nacoa  Information and support for children and young people affected by a parent’s alcohol use https://nacoa.org.uk


Anxiety UK  Live chat and email support for young people experiencing anxiety https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk


Bullying UK  Practical advice and support for dealing with bullying –  https://www.bullying.co.uk


Think U Know  Advice around sex, relationships and the internet https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk


Off the Record  Free and confidential LGBTQ advice and support https://www.otrbristol.org.uk


Brook  Confidential advice and support around sex, puberty, your body, relationships and much more!!  https://www.brook.org.uk/