Additional Resources 

If your child would like to speak to someone confidentially, there are helplines and websites specifically for them:

 

ORGANISATION CONTACT INFORMATION

Shout

Free, confidential support via text, available 24/7

Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK to text with a trained crisis volunteer who will provide active listening and collaborative problem-solving

The Mix

Free confidential telephone helpline and online service that aims to find young people the best help, whatever the problem

ChildLine

Confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem

Children’s Society

Information and support on different aspects of mental health and wellbeing.
Click here for their website

 

Where to turn to for help

Remember it is okay to not be okay. We all need someone to talk to sometimes. If you feel overwhelmed, at risk of abuse or experiencing financial need, there are people you can call on for support:

ORGANISATION  CONTACT INFORMATION

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities
Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mind

A mental health charity
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) Website: www.mind.org.uk

PAPYRUS

Youth suicide prevention society

Phone: 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

SANE

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers
Website: www.sane.org.uk/support

YoungMinds

A charity dedicated to children’s mental health

Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care

Support for grief and bereavement

Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm)

Website: www.cruse.org.uk

 

Support within the community for families

Domestic Violence

ORGANISATION  CONTACT INFORMATION

NSPCC

Child protection charity
 

Phone: 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)

0800 1111 for children (ChildLine's 24-hour helpline) Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

Refuge

Advice on dealing with domestic violence
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline) Website: www.refuge.org.uk

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