It can be hard to know where to turn if you need support for any issue.
Sometimes it can feel too hard to talk to somebody you know, but you still need somewhere to turn to.
These are a collection of helplines, digital platforms and apps covering a range of issues that affect children and young peoples mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Please note that whilst every effort has been made to check every link, we cannot be responsible for the content of external links.
A free, confidential service where you can talk about anything
Information about mental health and support
Support for under25's on all issues including relationships, sex,
porn, body issues, study, lifestyle, crime and money
Created by young people for young people on emotional health, wellbeing, drugs, relationships and more.
Advice on relationships, self esteem, mental health and more
Helps you talk about difficult things.
A downloadable NHS App
Want somebody to understand or advice to help a friend
Online advice for young people who are struggling
Helping Muslim young people overcome life's challenges
Sex, Love and You.
Sexual Health Info
An approved app to help manage urges to self harm
Information and a dedicated forum to support those who self harm to reduce emotional distress and improve quality of life.
Youthline 0808 8010711
Information and support for those suffering with eating disorders
Support Line 03000 111213
A national charity supporting people affected by eating disorders
Helping young people living after loss
Helpline 0808 802021
Supporting children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling
Hearing Voices/ Psychosis
For children and young people who see visions or hear voices
For anybody aged 14+, particularly focusing on young people who have paranoid thinking and hear voices
Staying Safe Online and in the World
Empowering children and young people to understand their own online safety.
Website featuring topics from netiquette, to doxing, a young persons guide to cybercrime and cyberbullying
Supporting children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse
Help Line 0808 8000661
Are you homeless, sofa surfing or at risk? Contact Centre Point for advice and support.
Support for young people around radicalisation and extremism
Supporting young people affected by gang violence in any London borough
Supporting young men involved in gang culture
Supporting young women affected by gang violence
Helpline 0300 1236600
Help with drug and alcohol abuse
Need emergency help or are worried about a friend
Support for young people 12-17 who are affected by somebody elses drinking
Support Line 0330 3559 678
Call back/text and WhatsApp options 07592 650496
Supporting young LGBT people
Offers 1:1 and youth groups for LGBT young people who are exploring their sexuality, out, and thinking of coming out.
Helpline 01582 412220
The largest and oldest support group for transgender people and their families in the UK
Helping young LGBT people aged 16-25 find safe housing and
Helping families and friends address issues of sexual orientation within the Islamic faith
A collection of videos supporting young people and adults around mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Children's Rights and Advocacy
An advocacy service for children and young people in the care system