Want to talk about something that worries you?

Telephone helplines offering confidential advice and support to children and young people.

  • Autism Helpline

    Gives impartial, confidential information, advice and support to people on the autism spectrum, their families, professionals, researchers and students. Call 0808 800 4104. Lines are open 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday (free from landlines and most mobiles).


  • ChildLine

    The Childline helpline is free for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in four ways. You can phone ChildLine on 0800 1111, send an email, have a 1-2-1 online chat with a ChildLine counsellor and you can send a message to Ask Sam. You can also post messages to the ChildLine message boards. Their website includes lots of useful information and advice.


  • HOPELineUK (Papyrus - prevention of young suicides)

    HOPELineUK is a specialist telephone helpline service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to: children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about themselves; anyone who is concerned about a young person. They will listen to you in confidence and try to help you deal with your own suicidal thoughts or cope with someone else who may be feeling this way.


  • MindFull

    MindFull is a website for 11-17 year olds, providing support, information and advice about mental health and emotional wellbeing. It helps young people overcome life's ups and downs and feel confident and happy about who they are. Through joining the online community, young people can get access to self-help, mentoring and conselling. This includes all sorts of useful interactive resources, or taking part in group sessions or chatting online to mentors or counsellors.


  • PS Young Support

    The PS Young Support research project is about information, education and support on the Internet for young people who are close to someone with mental illness.


  • Samaritans

    Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. They offer help by telephone, email, letter and face to face in most branches.


  • Useful links (YoungMinds)

    This website includes some useful links for helplines, support groups and other useful information.



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