- if you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, email or chat online about any problem big or small
- freephone 24/7 helpline: 0800 1111
- sign up for a childline account on the website to be able to message a counsellor anytime without using your email address
- chat 1:1 with an online advisor
- if you’re in distress and need support, you can ring Samaritans for free at any time of the day or night.
- freephone (UK and Republic of Ireland): 116 123 (24 hours)
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- if you’re under 25 you can talk to The Mix for free on the phone, by email or on their webchat. You can also use their phone counselling service, or get more information on support services you might need.
- freephone: 0808 808 4994 (1pm – 11pm daily)
- if you think you may be experiencing domestic abuse and you identify as a woman, you can talk to Women’s Aid for free and confidential support
- email: email@example.com
- you can also chat to a support worker using their free instant messenger service, Mon-Fri (10am-12pm)
- if you have money or work worries, Citizen’s Advice can help
- freephone: 03444 111 444 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
- text service: 03444 111 445
- you can talk to a debt adviser online for free Mon-Fri, 8am-7pm
- for advice on anything else, you can chat to an adviser online for free Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm
Are you a young person in crisis?
Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
- If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
- All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors
- Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
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