There is so much information on the internet that it can be overwhelming, so we have put together some helpful links specifically targeted at young people:
For more specific information, the following are particularly suitable:
Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling. Phone 0800 1111 (24 hours)
The UK’s eating disorder charity. They have online support groups and a helpline for anyone under 18. Phone 0808 801 0711 (12pm-8pm during the week and weekends 4pm – 8pm)
Talk-to-frank (friendly, confidential, drugs advice) for you or someone else – information on different types of drugs, the effect they have on the body, live chat/ helpline, advice and information on what to do if you’re worried about a friend.
0800 7766 00 (24 hours, won’t show up on your phone bill)
Stonewall the UK charity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies. They offer information and support. Phone 0800 050 2020 (Mon-Fri 9.30-4.30) Coming out help for young people.
Mermaids supports children and young people up to 20 years old who are transgender and/or gender diverse, and their families, and professionals involved in their care.
Allsorts Youth Project listens to, supports and connects children and young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity
24-hour confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it (adults included), phone 116 123 (24 hours). A safe place to talk to someone, explore your options and understand your problems better.
Reigate Samaritans: 4B High Street, Reigate, RH2 9AY. Phone 01737 248 444.
If you are concerned about the safety of yourself or others, phone 999.