Action for Children

Charity supporting children, young people and their families across England.

Anxiety UK

Advice and support for people living with anxiety.

03444 775 774 (helpline) 

07537 416 905 (text)


Under 18s helpline, webchat and online support groups for people with eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia.

0808 801 0711 (youthline)

0808 801 0811 (studentline)

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Provides listening services, information and support for men at risk of suicide, including a web chat.

0800 58 58 58


Provides advice, housing and support for young people aged 16–25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in England.

0808 800 0661


Support for children and young people in the UK, including a free 24-hour helpline.

0800 1111


Confidential advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.

0300 123 6600

Hope Again

Support for young people when someone dies.

0808 808 1677

Hub of Hope

A national database of mental health charities and organisations from across Britain who offer mental health advice and support.


Me and My Mind

Advice and support for young people struggling with unusual experiences, such as hearing voices.


Information and advice for people with a learning disability, families and carers.

0808 808 1111

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

Support for children and anyone worried about a child.

0800 800 5000

0800 1111 (18 or under)


NHS app with confidential health advice and support for 16–25 year olds.

No Panic

Charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

0330 606 1174

OCD Youth

Youth Support for young people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

On My Mind

Information for young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing.


Confidential support for under-35s at risk of suicide and others who are concerned about them.

0800 068 41 41

07786 209697 (text)


Help and support for young people affected by domestic violence.

0808 200 0247

Rehab 4 Addiction

Information on the causes of addiction amongst teens, warning signs and intervention options (including therapy, counselling, detox and treatment)



Provides help and support with relationships, including counselling, telephone counselling and anonymous live chat.

0300 003 0396

Rethink Mental Illness

Provides support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems, including local support groups.

0300 5000 927


Young people’s helpline, helping survivors of sexual abuse and rape.

0808 800 5007


24-hour emotional support for anyone who needs to talk.

116 123

Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 90 90, Stirling FK8 2SA


Charity working for people in housing need by providing free, independent, expert housing advice.

The Mix

Support and advice for under 25s, including a helpline, crisis messenger service and webchat.

0808 808 4994

85258 (crisis messenger service, text THEMIX)

Time to Change

National campaign to end stigma and discrimination against people with mental health problems in England and Wales.

Victim Support

Provides emotional and practical support for people affected by crime and traumatic events.

0808 168 9111

Voice Collective

Support for people under 25 who hear voices, have visions or other unusual sensory experiences or beliefs.


Women's Aid

Information and support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse, including a directory of local services.

0808 2000 247



Committed to improving the mental health of babies, children and young people, including support for parents and carers. Provides information on medication for young people.

0808 802 5544 (parents helpline)

85258 (crisis messenger service, text YM)


Young Stonewall

Information and support for all young lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

0800 050 2020

Youth Access

Advice and counselling network for young people, including details of free local services.