If you’re a young person and you find yourself in need of support for any reason, there are people and organisations that you can turn to.
If you have an issue that you can’t talk to a member of your family about, you can always speak to a member of staff at your school or college; however, if you wish to speak to someone else, or remain anonymous, there are organisations that can help:
Young Minds provide support for all young people and empower them to overcome life’s challenges.
Text: If you need urgent help text YM to 85258. Texts are free from most major providers.
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. As part of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), the service is available to young people up to the age of 19.
Telephone: 0800 1111
The Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Telephone: 116 123
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Telephone: 0300 123 3393