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Crisis Helplines & Support

Crisis Helplines

  • Samaritans: 116 123 (24/7)

  • Shout: text SHOUT to 85258 (24/7)

  • Childline (under 19): 0800 1111 (24/7); online counselling also available

  • The Mix (under 25): text THEMIX to 85258 (24/7); 0808 808 4994 (4pm to 11pm Mon-Fri)

  • Papyrus HOPELINEUK (under 35): 0800 068 4141, text 07860039967 (9am-midnight)


Please call 999 immediately or go to your nearest A&E if there is a risk to your life or another person's life.

Useful Links: News and Tips

Other Support 

(I don't work directly with the following organisations, but support is available should you need it.)

  • NHS Mental Health Self-help and Support


  • Info and advice on Childline (with various subjects related to children’s mental health: bullying, abuse, body image, addictions, family, feelings, sex and relationship, gender identity, school/college and life planning.)



  • Anxiety UK



  • Mind

  • Depression UK



  • Cruse

  • Hope Again (Cruse for youth)

  • Grief Encounter (children and young people)

  • Winston’s Wish (children and young people)



  • School Bullying - National Bullying Helpline

  • Kidscape (9-16 years old)


Child Abuse


  • Barnardo’s


Domestic Violence

  • Women’s aid (women and children)

  • Refuge (women and children)

  • Respect Man’s Advice Line (man)


Sexual Abuse

  • The Havens (urgent advice & appointment)

  • Rape Crisis South London (RASASC, with national freephone helpline)

  • Survivors UK (Male sexual abuse, 13+)

  • Galop (LGBT+, 13+)

Eating Disorders

  • Beat (Eating Disorders Association)



  • National Autistic Society

  • Young Minds

OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)

  • OCD-UK

Gender Identity

  • Switchboard (LGBT+ helpline)

  • Mindline Trans

  • Mermaids (gender diversity for children and young people)



  • FRANK (drugs)

  • We are with you (drugs and alcohol)

  • Gamblers Anonymous (gambling)


Support for Asylum Seekers

  • Happy Baby Community (women who are pregnant or with babies)

Useful Links: Text
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