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If you need help, advice or information one of the organisations below may be able to help you.


Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Text: CONNECT to 85258

For: anyone in the UK

Available: free, 24 hours a day

More info:


Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC.

Call : 0800 1111

Available: free, 24 hours a day

More info:

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support: –

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.

The Children’s Society

The Children’s Society has a lot of information on their website about mental health issues and you can find it at: – people/the-advice-resource-vault

Kooth from XenZone

XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.



Cruse is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. Cruse offers a range of services, including telephone, and email support.

National Helpline: 0808 808 1677


Cruse also offers Hope Again which is a website for young people and you can send a private email to a trained volunteer:-



Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. Whatever you’re going through, call free 24/7, from any phone.

Phone: 116 123


If you don’t have easy access to a computer or telephone, or just don’t like email or talking on the phone, you can write for free here:

Write to : Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK , PO Box 9090 , STIRLING FK8 2SA