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Find mental health and emotional support

We all need help sometimes. These organisations are there to offer support with whatever you have going on.

You don’t have to be diagnosed with a mental illness, you don’t even have to know exactly what’s wrong. Whenever you are ready to talk to someone, you can.

Childline

Childline is there to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are there to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

Samaritans

Samaritans a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way, about whatever’s getting to you. They won’t tell you what to do – they listen and try to understand what you’re going through. It’s free and confidential for people of any age across the UK &ROI.

SHOUT

Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. If you are experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support, text Shout to 85258.

The Mix

The Mix is for anyone under 25 living in any part of the UK. They are there to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs and alcohol.

BEAT

Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. They provide individuals experiencing an eating disorder, and their friends and family, a safe place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered to help them beat their eating disorders.

HOPElineUK

HOPELineUK is a confidential support and advice service for young people under the age of 35 across the UK who may be having thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person may be having thoughts of suicide. 

Switchboard

Switchboard is a confidential LGBT+ helpline there to listen and support you with anything that you want to talk about.

All of their volunteers self-define as LGBT+ and they are trans-friendly and nonbinary-friendly.

CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. They run a free and confidential helpline and webchat for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems.

Youth Wellbeing Directory

The Youth Wellbeing Directory provides a list of free local and national organisations for anyone up to the age of 25, along with important information you may find helpful. Created by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

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