UPDATED: 27.07.2023
In this section you can find support for problems that may concern young people.

For support on other issues, such as Abuse, Bullying, Online Safety, Pregnancy, Self Harm select the link from the menu on the left.

Childline provide support and counselling for anyone up to the age of 18. Childline can discuss anything of concern.
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours a day)
1-2-1 Chat online (lines open 24 hours a day)

The Mix
Offers support via helpline, email and confidential 1-2-1 chat to young people (up to 25), to help find the correct support or information, whatever the problem.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994 (lines open Monday – Saturday 4pm – 11pm) 
1-2-1 chat: (Monday – Saturday 4pm –11pm)
Crisis Messenger: 24/7 for crisis support, text THEMIX to 85258

Domestic Violence
Information and support from Childline for children affected by violence in the family.

Brook on Consent
Includes information on the age of consent, your rights and sexual harassment.

Respect Yourself
Advice for sex education and relationships, with a downloadable app for smartphones.

Abuse in Education
NSPCC helpline for children and young people who have experienced abuse at school. Support and guidance for worried adults and professionals.
Helpline 0800 136 663 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm)
Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

Exam Stress – The Calm Zone
Information on dealing with exam stress.

Festival Safe
Useful information for first time festival goers and new stuff for hardened veterans.

Anger issues
Advice on dealing with feelings of anger. Learn how to be assertive and not aggressive.

Missing People - Runaways
Missing People offer support advice to anyone who is missing or has run away, and the families of those missing.
Helpline: 116 000 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: 116 000
Email: 116000@missingpeople.org.uk
Chat online: for those away from home or thinking of leaving (talk confidentially 1-2-1 everyday 2.30pm -9.30pm)  

In partnership with local authorities, Spurgeons support vulnerable children and their families to find solutions to challenges faced.
Email: info@spurgeons.org

Catch 22
Catch 22 work in towns and cities across England and Wales to support young people, including offender rehabilitation.

National Youth Advocacy Service ​​​​​​​- NYAS
NYAS provide advice and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults. Advisors are available to discuss various issues including parental divorce.
Helpline: 0808 808 1001 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm)
Text: for 24/7 support, text NYAS to 85258

Hope Support Services
Support for young people aged 11-25 who have a family member diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Information and support on bowel and bladder conditions in children and teenagers. Including support for giggle incontinence.

Action For Children
http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Action for Children supports vulnerable children, young people and their families during difficult times, such as parental separation.

You & Co
Victim Support’s help for young people coping with the impact and effects of crime. You do not have to report the crime to the police to get support.

The Children’s Society
Information, advice and links to help children and young people who are at risk of, or victims of child criminal exploitation or county lines drug trafficking.

Information on how being a member of a gang can impact on you and your family for the rest of your life.

Government Information - Marriage and Civil Partnership 
Government information on the legal age of marriage and parental permission in the UK.

Coram Children’s Legal Centre 
Providing information and representation to children, young people, their families and carers.

Young Minds
Young Minds support young people on a range of mental health issues.