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UK - United Kingdom Kids and Teens Helplines

Childline Helpline

0800 1111
24 hours Toll Free
ChildLine is the UK's free national helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger.
Children and young people can call us on 0800 1111 to talk about any problem. Our counsellors are always here to help you sort it out.
If you need help, if you want to talk to someone, call ChildLine free.

The Mix UK -Under 25 Helpline (Site unavailable outside UK)

Freephone 0808 808 4994 - Open from 11am -11pm every day. | One to one chat and other options | Help Resources
Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome.

We’ll connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs.

We want to be the first place young people turn to get support. Sometimes what you’re told at school or at home just doesn’t cut it. We’re here whenever you need us, wherever you are. We can ensure you have all the best information to make the right choices for yourself.

The Mix is here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts that people under 25 have in order to give them the best support through our digital and phone services.

Child Abuse Helplines - UK - United Kingdom

NSPCC Report abuse Helpline UK

0808 800 5000 | Text 88858 in the UK. | Also Online reporting |

If you think a child is in immediate danger - Don't delay – call the police on 999, or call us on 0808 800 5000, straight away.

Our helpline service provides: support for adults who are worried about a child & advice for parents and carers

If you have concerns about a child's safety and wellbeing, including a child in your family, you can report it to us online. One of our advisors will read it within 24 hours and decide what action needs to be taken.

18 or under abuse Helpline UK

Freephone 0800 731 40 80 9am to 5pm on weekdays and often on a Saturday. | Text/Whatsapp 07707531976 - Some resources online.

If you are aged 18 or under and have been abused in any way, you do not have to stay silent about it. You have a right to speak about what has happened to you and be listened to and believed. Whether the abuse is happening now, or has happened in the past, it is okay to talk about it. Eighteen And Under (18u) can give you information to help you make up your mind about what you want to do.

If you want to talk but feel you have no one you can trust to talk to about abuse, you can talk privately and confidentially to someone at 18u. We won’t tell anyone unless you want us to. Check out our policy on confidentiality.

Run Away Helplines - UK


Call or text 116 000 | We are free, confidential and available 24/7 | text us even if you have no credit left on your mobile | Also Online: Chat & Email Options & Help Resources

If you've run away, been forced to leave home, are thinking about it or are worried about someone, Runaway Helpline is here for you. We'll listen and offer support. Not judge or tell you what to do. It's your call.

Resources & Call if:

I'm thinking of running away and...

I've run away from home and...

I'm back now and...

Rights4U - Information on Running Away for younger Kids

You can ring us on (01482) 396828 (office is open Monday to Friday 9-5, but you can leave a message outside these times) or email us at rights4u@eastriding.gov.uk

Suicide and Crisis Help Helplines - UK - United Kingdom

Samaritans National Lifeline UK & Ireland

116 123 (UK & Ireland) | Email jo@samaritans.org
Whatever you're going through, call us free any time, from any phone on 116 123.

We're here round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call us on the phone. This number is FREE to call. You don't have to be suicidal to call us.

Papyrus HOPELine UK

Call: 0800 068 41 41 - Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm | Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org | SMS: 07786 209697

Suicide is the leading cause of young deaths in the UK. and is something we take very seriously. If you feel suicidal, please give us a chance to help.

HOPELineUK is a specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to:

Children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling

Anyone who is concerned about a young person

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) UK

Need help? Call our helpline Nationwide 0800 58 58 58 London 0808 802 58 58 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year | Also: | Webchat | Help Resources
Although CALM’s service is targeted at young men, it takes calls from anyone who needs support regardless of gender or age.

SupportLine UK

Call our Helpline: 01708 765200 (hours vary so ring for details)| email: info@supportline.org.uk | Also Help Resources
We offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. We work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.

Breathing Space - Scotland

Need help now? Call free (Scotland) 0800 83 85 87 - Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am / Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am
Phone us when you're feeling low
We are a free, confidential, phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault & Rape Helplines for Women & Men - UK - United Kingdom

Refuge - 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline UK Or 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline UK

0808 2000 247 - 24-hour (If you are a woman in immediate danger please call 999) | Also help resources on site

Are you experiencing domestic violence? Do you know of someone who is experiencing abuse and may need help and support?

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available.

WAIS 24 hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline UK

0808 800 0340 Our 24 hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Freephone helpline is for any woman affected by domestic violence or abuse. It's available 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our specialist team of female staff and volunteers are experienced and specifically trained to understand domestic abuse and the impact it has on you and your children.

Sometimes our line may be busy and your call might be taken by our answer machine. This means that we are dealing with other calls so please do leave us a message as we will always call you back as long as you leave us your contact number in your message. When we call you back, our number will show up as withheld. This is for safety reasons.

Whether you're ready to leave or not - If you can't leave or if you're just not ready, we can help you to think about your safety. If you are ready to leave we can find safe accommodation for you and your children if you need it. This can either be in a refuge or another safe place. We can find out about spaces in other refuges throughout the country, including specialist black and minority ethnic refuges, one of which we run.

Safeline Helpline UK or Contact Safeline Options

Speak to our Helpline and Online Advisors (for women) 0808 800 5008

Call our Young people’s Helpline 0808 800 5007

Text our Helpline and Online Advisors 07860 027573

Contact the #5MillionMen Support service 0808 800 5005 (male helpline)

Helpline and Online Support Services – Our friendly helpline and online staff are here to listen to you, via telephone, email, text message and online chat. They offer information, signposting and emotional support and can also tell you more about other Safeline services. Contact them now

1 in 4 women are survivors of rape or sexual abuse, that’s 8 million women in the UK. Safeline have over 20 years’ experience of supporting women while they rebuild their lives. We work with female survivors of all ages, backgrounds and identities and can also offer support to the family and friends around you who have been affected by what has happened. No matter who you are or how your life has been impacted by these issues, please get in touch with us. All our services are free.

National Freephone Helpline - Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre UK

0808 802 9999 every day of the year (including bank holidays): 12:00 – 14:30 daily / 19:00 – 21:30 daily / 15.00 – 17.30 Monday to Friday

Our Helpline is staffed by fully trained empathic female Helpline workers. | Our Helpline is LBTQ friendly

Rape Crisis South London run the Rape Crisis National Helpline for female survivors of sexual violence. The Helpline is accessible 365 days a year to women aged 14 + who have survived any form of sexual violence, no matter how long ago. We offer specialised, confidential support, information and referral details completely free of charge. The helpline is also available to provide an immediate source of support to friends and family of survivors, as well as other professionals, to help them understand how best to support female survivors of sexual violence.

As a first step many women find it easier to talk anonymously and in confidence. The Helpline aims to provide a supportive, non-judgmental, safe space for survivors to begin talking about their experiences. We explore the options available to our callers, believing in their power to choose for themselves what they want to do next.

Independant Choices - Women’s Domestic Abuse Helpline UK

Call: 0161 636 7525 - Monday and Tuesday 10am – 1pm, Wednesday 1pm – 4pm (also available in Urdu and Punjabi Languages)

Independent Choices was founded in 1978 as an organisation run by women, for women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Through our Helpline services we can offer advice, information, telephone counselling and support to any woman (age 16 and over) who is being abused, has been abused or is in fear of being forced into marriage by someone they are having a relationship with, or have formerly had a relationship with. This includes partners, husband, ex-partners and family members, and women in same sex relationships.

Men's Advice Line

Call freephone 0808 801 0327 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm or email info@respectphoneline.org.uk

Help and support for male victims of domestic violence

confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). We help by: giving you time to tell your story; offering emotional support; providing practical advice; signposting you to other services for specialist help. Are you being abused?

Rape Crisis England & Wales

0808 802 9999 12-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm every day / 3-5.30pm weekdays.

On this site you will find: how to get help if you've experienced rape, child sexual abuse and/or any kind of sexual violence and details of your nearest Rape Crisis services; information for friends, partners, family and other people supporting a sexual violence survivor; information about sexual violence for survivors and more.

Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline - Northern Ireland NI

Freephone: 0808 802 1414 - 24 Hour | Text support to 07797 805 839 | Email 24hrsupport@dvhelpline.org (Emails and texts are answered within 24 hours)

The 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline is open to anyone (Women & Men) affected by domestic violence regardless of gender, sexuality, disability, age or ethnicity.

If you are being abused, physically, sexually, financially or emotionally, you have choices. Support is available in many forms. You can contact the 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline – 0808 802 1414 for initial support and to consider the options which are available to you. The helpline is open to all women and men affected by domestic violence.

LGBT Help & Information Helplines - UK - United Kingdom

Switchboard – the LGBT+ helpline

0300 330 0630 - 10am-10pm every day | Also IM messaging and email options.

We’re here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits, and we understand how anxious you might feel before you pick up the phone.

advice and understanding: You are always best placed to make decisions about your life. We want you to finish your call feeling you have options.

To talk things through. We don’t finish a call until you tell us.

Everything is confidential. You can trust us.

We are you too. All our volunteers self-define as LGBT+.

Various UK LGBTIQ support Helpline Numbers

PFLAG UK doesn't directly provide counselling or helpline services, though there are many available to the Lesbian & Gay community. This page should point you in the right direction.

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

T: 0800 999 5428 10am – 5pm Mon - Wed | 10am – 8pm Thursday | 1pm – 5pm Friday | 12pm – 4pm Sunday
1pm – 5pm Tuesday is trans specific service.

Online chat: 3pm- 7pm Saturday / 3pm- 7pm Sunday | E: help@galop.org.uk

Emotional and practical support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too. Speak out, don’t suffer in silence.

Cara-Friend LGBT Switchboard Northern Ireland

Telephone – 0808 8000 390 – FREE from landlines and most mobiles
Monday-Friday: 1pm – 4pm / Wednesdays: 6pm – 9pm

or click the live chat icon at the bottom right of the screen during these hours for online chat support with one of our volunteers

Have you ever had something you need to talk about, perhaps something you need to get off your chest? Maybe you need information relating to your sexual orientation? Perhaps you feel isolated, or maybe just want to know that there are other lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans people in the world. Perhaps you are an LGB&T parent or a parent with an LGB&T child? LGB&T Switchboard NI is staffed by trained volunteers who will provide a listening ear and can help you to explore your options. We can also provide information on a wide range of issues including health & well-being, legal concerns, information on the social scene and details of LGB&T community groups. Some people contact the Switchboard simply because they feel isolated and just want to talk to someone. Our volunteers are friendly and understanding and can offer information and support to anyone concerned about sexual orientation. We can also provide a befriending service if you are feeling isolated and don’t know any other LGB&T people.