Mental Health Support Services

Local Services













National Services


Your first choice ‘go to’ website for all things mental health and young people: from practical advice to helping you find support.


If you are under 19 you can confidentially call, chat online or email about any problem big or small.  Sign up for a free Childline locker (real name or email address not needed) to use their free 1-2-1 counsellor chat and email support service.  They can provide a BSL interpreter if you are deaf or hearing-impaired.  They also hosts online message boards where you can share your experiences, have fun and get support from other young people in similar situations.  Opening times: 24/7.  Call: 0800 11 11



Free, safe and anonymous online counselling for young people.  Counsellors available until 10pm every day.



Whatever you’re going through, you can contact the Samaritans for support. N.B. This is a listening service and does not offer advice or intervention. Opening times: 24/7 – Call: 116123 Email:


They offer online information as well as helpline support to under-25s about anything that’s troubling them.  Email support is available via their online contact form.  Free 1-2-1 webchat service and telephone helpline available.  Opening times: 4pm – 11pm, seven days a week.  Call: 0808 808 4994



The UK’s first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.  Text: ‘SHOUT’ to 85258