Support for young people

The following mental health support directory can be found on the Mind website

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 (youth line)
0808 801 0811 (student line)

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 (UK helpline)
0808 802 58 58 (London helpline)


Provides advice, housing and support for young people aged 16–25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in England.0808 800 0661


If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, email or chat online about any problem big or small
Freephone 24h 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


Confidential advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.
0300 123 6600

Hope Again

0808 808 1677

Support for young people when someone dies.

Hub of Hope

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


Counsellors available until 10pm every day. Free, safe and anonymous online counselling for young people. Check whether this is offered in your area.

Me and My Mind

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


0808 808 1111

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

Mind Helpline

Infoline provides an information and signposting service. We’re open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

Ask about:

  • mental health problems
  • where to get help near you
  • treatment options
  • advocacy services.

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

0800 800 5000

0800 1111 (18 or under)

Support for children and and anyone worried about a child.


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

No Panic

0330 606 1174

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

OCD Youth

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


0800 068 41 41

07786 209697 (text)

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


0808 200 0247

Help and support for young people affected by domestic violence.


0300 003 0396

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

Rethink Mental Illness

0300 5000 927

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


0808 800 5007

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


116 123 (freephone)

PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA

Open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some branches in person. They also have a Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).


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

The Mix

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.

0808 808 4994

85258 (crisis messenger service, text THEMIX)

Freephone: 0808 808 4994 (13:00-23:00 daily)

Time to Change

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

Victim Support

0808 168 9111

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

Voice Collective

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

Welsh Women’s Aid

0808 80 10 800

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

Women’s Aid (England)

0808 2000 247

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

Young Minds

0808 802 5544 (parents helpline)

85258 (crisis messenger service, text YM)

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.

Youth Access

Advice and counsellingoung people, including details of free local services.

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