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UPDATED: 05.12.2023
In this section you can find support for a variety of problems that may concern young people.

For support on other concerns, such as Abuse, Bullying, Online Safety, Pregnancy, Self Harm and more can be found via the Main Menu

Action For Children 

Action for Children supports vulnerable children, young people and their families during difficult times, such as parental separation.

Brook on Consent 

Includes information on the age of consent, your rights and sexual harassment.

Catch 22 

Catch 22 work in towns and cities across England and Wales to support young people, including offender rehabilitation.

ChildLine  

Childline provide support and counselling for anyone up to the age of 18. Childline can discuss anything of concern.
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours a day)
1-2-1 Chat online (lines open 24 hours a day)

Childline - Domestic Violence 

Information and support from Childline for children affected by violence in the family.

Childline – Gangs 

Information on gangs and support for those being pressured to join one. 

Coram Children’s Legal Centre  

Providing information and representation to children, young people, their families and carers. 

ERIC  

Information and support on bowel and bladder conditions in children and teenagers. Including support for giggle incontinence. 

Exam Stress – The Calm Zone 

Information on dealing with exam stress. 

Festival Safe 

Useful information for first time festival goers and new stuff for hardened veterans.

Government Information - Marriage and Civil Partnership  

Government information on the legal age of marriage and parental permission in the UK.

Hope Support Services 

Support for young people aged 5 -25 who have a family member diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Missing People - Runaways 

Missing People offer support advice to anyone who is missing or has run away, and the families of those missing.
Helpline: 116 000 (lines open every day 9am – 11pm) 
Text: 116 000
Email: 116000@missingpeople.org.uk
Chat online: for those away from home or thinking of leaving (talk confidentially 1-2-1 everyday 2.30pm -9.30pm) 

National Youth Advocacy Service - NYAS 

NYAS provide advice and legal representation to children, young people and vulnerable adults. Advisors are available to discuss various concerns including parental divorce.
Helpline: 0808 808 1001 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm)
Email: help@nyas.net
Text: for 24/7 support, text NYAS to 85258 

NSPCC - Abuse in Education 

NSPCC helpline for children and young people who have experienced abuse at school. Support and guidance for worried adults and professionals.
Helpline 0800 136 663 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm)
Email: help@nspcc.org.uk 

Respect Yourself 

Advice for sex education and relationships, with a downloadable app for smartphones. 

Spurgeons 

In partnership with local authorities, Spurgeons support vulnerable children and their families to find solutions to challenges faced.
Email: info@spurgeons.org

The Children’s Society 

Information on work to help children and young people who are at risk of, or victims of child criminal exploitation or county lines drug trafficking.

The Mix 

Offers support via helpline, email and confidential 1-2-1 chat to young people (up to 25), to help find the correct support or information, whatever the problem.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994  Monday – Friday 4pm – 11pm) 
1-2-1 chat: ( Monday – Friday 4pm – 11pm)
Crisis Messenger: 24/7 for crisis support, text THEMIX to 85258

The Mix - Anger concerns 

Advice on dealing with feelings of anger. Learn how to be assertive and not aggressive. 

Victim Support - You & Co 

Victim Support’s help for young people coping with the impact and effects of crime. You do not have to report the crime to the police to get support. 

Young Minds 

Young Minds support young people on a range of mental health concerns.