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Useful Links…

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Advice & General Information

  • Childline – Free confidential service to help young people under 19 with any issue they are going through. Helpline: 0800 1111
  • Runaway Helpline – Provides information, help, and support and options for young people thinking of running away or already away. Helpline: 116 000 or Textline: 116 000 
  • The MIX – The Mix’s Crisis Messenger text service is available 24/7 and open to anyone aged 25 or under living in the UK. Textline: THEMIX to 85258 or Helpline: 0800 808 4994
  • Citizens AviceGeneral information for young people including employment, housing, family matters, money, benefits, health, the law, travel and transport
  • BBC’s Guide to feeling bored, flat and unmotivated. Click here to get some things that can help
  • Find A Helpline – All of the nationwide helplines for you to get support from

Alcohol & Drugs

  • Al-Anon – Support for the families and friends of alcoholics.  Alateen meetings for the younger members of the family (12-17) are available. Helpline: 020 7403 0888 (10am-10pm)

Bereavement

  • Cruse Bereavement Care – Provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. Helpline:  0808 808 1677
  • Hope Again – Set up for young people by young people to share their experiences of dealing with the loss of a loved one. Helpline:  0808 808 1677
  • Child Bereavement Network – The hub for supporting bereaved children & young people

Bullying

  • Bullying UK – Advice and support for those dealing with bullying or supporting those with bullying. Help line: 0808 800 2222
  • Anti Bullying Alliance – If you are being bullied it’s important that you tell someone you trust
  • Kidscape – Help with Bullying

Coronavirus

  • Every Mind Matters – Advice on how to transition back to school or college after Covid-19
  • Student Space – Help & Guidance for students through coronavirus. Helpline: Text STUDENT to 85258
  • The Mix – Support for young people returning to university after lockdown. Helpline: 0808 808 4994 or text THEMIX t0 85258
  • For help and support with mental health, please continue to scroll down the page

Crime & Youth Justice

  • Youth Justice Legal Centre – Information and support for children and young people who may find themselves involved in the criminal justice system
  • Just for Kids Law – Provides advocacy, legal support and assistance to young people in difficulty; particularly those in trouble with the law, looked after children and those at risk of exclusion from school
  • Victim Support – Free and confidential support and information to help people cope with the effects of crime. Helpline:  0845 30 30 900

domestic violence & abuse

  • 24 – Hour National Domestic Violence -A national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Rights of Women – Information and support on a wide range of legal issues including violence against women, family and criminal law and asylum and immigration
  • REFUGE, Help for Teenage Girls – Information and advice on violence against teenage girls and young women. Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Men’s Advice Line – Free advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse. Helpline: 0808 801 0327
  • Everyone’s Invited – A movement committed to eradicating rape culture.

DRUGS

  • Talk to Frank – Information and advice about drugs and substance misuse. Helpline: 0300 123 6600

Eating Disorders

  • Beat– Support and information for anyone affected by eating disorders. Helpline: 0345 634 7650 or Youthline: 0345 634 7650

EQUALITY & HUMAN RIGHTS

  • Equality Advisory Support Service – Information and support on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales. Helpline: 0808 800 0082
  • Child Law Advice Service – Specialist advice and information on child, family and education law including a charged call back advice service.
  • Lawstuff – Information specifically aimed at young people covering a wide range of topics including education, crime and the police, children’s rights and leaving home.
  • Migrant Children’s Project – Help and support for migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children in the UK. Helpline: 0207 636 8505
  • Make Our Rights Reality – A movement of young people demanding our rights. It’s coordinated by Youth Access – a charity working for the rights of every young person to be able to get support when and where they need it

Gambling

  • Big Deal – Information, advice and support for young people experiencing or at risk of problem gambling. Helpline: 808 8020 133

Housing & Homelessness

  • Shelter – Information and advice for young people on any housing related problems. Helpline: 0808 800 4444

LGBTQ+

  • Stone Wall – Online information service providing details on lesbian, gay, bi and trans rights and issues affecting LGBT people
  • Switchboard -Information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity. Helpline: 0300 330 0630
  • Educational Action Challenging Homophobia – Help and support for children & young people experiencing homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying or harassment. Helpline: 0808 1000 143
  • The Proud Trust – The home of LGBT+ Youth
  • Mermaids – Helping gender – diverse children and young people. Helpline: 0808 801 0400

Looked After Children & Young People

  • Coram Voice – Advocacy, information and support for looked after children and young people. Helpline: 08088005792
  • National Youth Advocacy Service – Provides information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children and young people. Helpline: 0808 808 1001

Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Young Minds – Information for children and young people about mental health and emotional wellbeing. Plus online or telephone support to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25. Helpline: 0808 802 5544 or text YM to 85258
  • The Calm Zone – Support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis. Helpline: 0800 58 58 58
  • MindEd – e-learning to support healthy minds
  • Papyrus – Prevention of young suicides charity. Hopeline: Call 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786 209 687
  • Samaritans – Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Helpline: Call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org
  • Anna Freud – A mental health & wellbeing charity for children, young people & their families.
  • Charlie Waller Trust – Free guides and workbooks about mental health & wellbeing
  • SHOUT – Free, confidential, 24/7 text message support in the UK for anyone struggling to cope. They can help with issues including suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, abuse, self-harm, relationship problems and bullying. Helpline: Text ‘Shout’ to 85258
  • Student Space – Help & Guidance for students through coronavirus. Helpline: Text STUDENT to 85258
  • The Mix – Support for young people returning to university after lockdown. Helpline: 0808 808 4994 or text THEMIX t0 85258
  • Barnado’s – Help and support for vulnerable children

Money & Debt

  • Step Change – Information and advice for dealing with debt. Helpline:  0800 1381111
  • The Money Advice Service – Information, help and support on all aspects of money advice. Helpline: 0800 138 7777
  • National Debt Line – Information and support for dealing with debt and money issues. Advice line: 0808 808 4000

SELF – HARM

  • Self-Injury Support – A national organisation that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm. CASS Women’s Self Injury Helpline: 0808 800 8088 or TESSText and Email Support Service for girls and young women up to 24 affected by self-injury. Text: 0780 047 2908
  • National Self – Harm Network – An online forum providing crisis, support, information, advice and resources for people who self-harm and their family and carers.

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transition from primary school to secondary school

  • Anna FreudSupporting children transitioning from primary school to secondary school

Young Carers

  • Babble – Young carers community. Offers information and support. Includes advice for coping with feelings and links to organisations that may be helpful
  • Carers Trust – Information, advice, discussion and support for carers
  • Carers UK – Information advice and support for people who need help looking after a friend or family member. Helpline: 0808 808 7777

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