Getting help - support for children and young people
If you need someone to talk to today, here are details on services and organisations that can offer you help and support.
Samaritans: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free
Childline: 7.30am - 3.30am, every day. Call 0800 1111 for free
Shelter: 8am - 8pm on weekdays; 9am - 5pm on weekends. Call 0808 800 4444 for free
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 0808 2000 247 for free
Shout: a 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 85258.
Sane Emotional support: You can leave a message on 07984 967 708 giving your first name and a contact number, and one of Sane's professionals or senior volunteers will call you back
Kooth: A free safe and anonymous online support service for young people. You can chat to counsellors. read articles written by young people, Get support from the Kooth community, write a daily journal.
The CYP Havens: The CYP Haven is a space for people aged 10 to 18 to talk about worries and mental health in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment. There is one based in Epsom where you can turn up without an appointment and talk to someone.
The Mix: A free and confidential support service for people aged under 25. They can help you take on any situation you're dealing with, from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, and from break-ups to drugs. There are several ways you can get in touch with them including by email, phone, text, 1:1. If you're experiencing a crisis, including suicidal thoughts, you can text THEMIX to 85258