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YoungMinds Textline

Text YM to 85258

Provides free, 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis.

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.

Texts can be anonymous, but if the volunteer believes you are at immediate risk of harm, they may share your details with people who can provide support.

Opening times: 24/7
Text: YM to 85258

Web: www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/youngminds-textline

 

Childline

If you are under 19 you can confidentially call, chat online or email about any problem big or small.

Sign up for a free Childline locker (real name or email address not needed) to use their free 1-2-1 counsellor chat and email support service.

Can provide a BSL interpreter if you are deaf or hearing-impaired.

Hosts online message boards where you can share your experiences, have fun and get support from other young people in similar situations.

Opening times: 9am – midnight, 365 days a year
Phone: 0800 11 11

Web: www.childline.org.uk

 

Samaritans

Whatever you are going through, you can contact the Samaritans for support.

Opening times: 24/7
Phone: 116123
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Web: www.samaritans.org

 

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