Emotional Support Helplines and Websites
Rape crisis and sexual abuse support services
Telephone: 01685 379 310
New Pathways is a registered charitable company that provides a range of specialist counselling and advocacy services for women, men, children and young people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse. Find out more and access their resources
Counselling and Support Helplines
If you are finding it hard to cope and want to speak to someone who isn't a friend, family member or a teacher, then you can contact any of the below organisations. They can offer you help and advice, but most importantly they are there to listen to you if you need to talk.
The Mix provides judgement-free information and support to young people aged 13-25 on a range of issues including mental health problems. Young people can access The Mix's support via phone, email, webchat, peer to peer and counselling services.
Telephone: 0800 0502020 (FREEPHONE - Lines are open 9:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday)
Information and support for LGBT communities and their allies.
Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
Telephone: 0800 1111
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything - no problem is too big or too small.
Mind provides confidential mental health information services.
With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind works in partnership with around 140 local Minds providing local mental health services.
Telephone: 03301 596 494
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Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday)
Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England.
Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm)
Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.
Side by Side is an online community where you can listen, share and be heard. Side by Side is run by Mind.
Shout is the UK’s first 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.
Carers Direct and Carers Trust