Useful links and contacts


A free helpline for children and young people. It provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child with any problem.
Freephone: 0800 1111 (24 hours)
Textphone: 0800 400 222

Eating Disorders Association

Provides information, help and support for anyone affected by eating disorders.
Youthline: 0845 634 7650 (Mon-Fri 4.30pm-8.30pm and Sat 1pm-4.30pm)
Textphone: 01603 753 322 (Mon-Fri 8.30am-8.30pm)

Youth Access

Provides information on young people’s information, advice, counselling and support agencies does not provide direct advice.
Signposting Service:
020 8772 9900 (Mon-Fri 9am-1pm and 2-5pm)


A children’s mental health charity committed to promoting and improving the mental health of all children and young people.
Tel: 020 7336 8445


A mental health charity that aims to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.
Tel: 0845 766 0163

Children First for Health

A website containing information about health and staying in hospital for children and young people of all ages.

Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is a charity specialising in child bereavement.
Winston’s Wish
Westmoreland House
80-86 Bath Road
GL53 7JT
Helpline: 08452 03 04 05

A website run by charity YouthNet UK which aims to be the first place all young adults turn to when they need support and guidance through life.

Bullying UK

Bullying UK is an online charity that aims to beat bullying.


Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
08457 90 90 90