Help & Advice

The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition are unable to offer advice or support directly on personal circumstances. If you are a child, young person or parent looking for help you can contact any of the following organisations for support.

However, if you need immediate help, in an emergency call 999 or go to your local A&E department. If you are in crisis and need to speak to someone: Call NHS 111 (for when you need help but are not in immediate danger) or contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment.

Emotional support for children and young people on issues relating to child abuse, bullying etc.

0800 1111 (FREE)

24hr service offering emotional support. Call, email, text or visit your local branch

116 123

07725 90 90 90

Essential support for under 25’s. Phone, email, web support and counselling

0808 808 4994

Open from 9.30 to 4.00pm, Mon- Fri – Confidential support, information and advice to any adult worried about the mental health of a child or young person

0808 802 5544Β 

For information on a range of mental health topics and advice on where/how to get help

0300 123 3393


A helpline for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support


0800 58 58 58

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

0800 068 4141

07860 039967

Shout offers free, 24/7 text messaging support wherever you are in the UK.


We are you too. All our volunteers self-define as LGBT+. Open 10:00-22:00 every day

0300 330 0630

The support line for those who need information and emotional support while waiting for gender affirmative healthcare.

0330 3559 678

07592 650 496

Mermaids provides a range of helpline services supporting transgender youth, up to and including the age of 20. We also support families and professionals.

0808 801 0400

Text Mermaids to 85258

Beat provides free helplines for people of all ages, offering support and information about eating disorders no matter where you are in your journey.Β 

0808 801 0677