Find Help

Find help

We know that life can be tough sometimes. And while there is a lot of help available for you if you’re struggling with difficult thoughts, feelings and situations, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Here is a list of organisations we work with or endorse.

Children and young people

Childline

A free, 24 hour counselling service that allows young people to get help and advice on a wide range of topics. Their website allows you to talk to a counsellor online or post on their message boards.
www.childline.org.uk or  0800 1111 (freephone)

Together for Short Lives

A leading UK charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.
www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk

The Mix

The UK’s leading support service for young people under 25, The Mix can help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.
www.themix.org.uk Phone; 0808 808 4994

Drugs and alcohol

Action on Addiction

Working with people affected by drug and alcohol problems, this charity works in the areas of research, prevention and treatment as well as providing education and family support services.
www.actiononaddiction.org.uk

Addaction

One of the UK’s leading drug, alcohol and mental health charities.
www.addaction.org.uk

Al Anon

Providing support to teenagers, families and anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.
www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous

Groups that take place throughout the country, enabling people struggling with alcohol dependency and misuse to maintain sobriety through peer support.
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Drugfam

A charity offering professional support to families, friends and carers of young people who have developed problems with drugs.
www.drugfam.co.uk

Narcotics Anonymous

Membership is open to anyone with a drug problem seeking help, regardless of what drug or combination of drugs have been used, and irrespective of age, sex, religion, race, creed or class. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using drugs.
www.ukna.org

Phoenix Futures

Phoenix provides both community and residential treatment for people experiencing drug and alcohol problems. They are also a Housing Association providing recovery-friendly housing.
www.phoenix-futures.org.uk

UK Smart Recovery

Teaching rational, easy to learn and self-empowering skills to help participants abstain from any addictive behaviour and to develop a lifestyle that supports sustained recovery.
www.smartrecovery.org.uk

Eating disorders

Beat

The leading UK-wide charity providing information, help and support for people battlng with anorexia, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

HIV and sexual health

Brook

Providing free and confidential sexual health information and contraception to young people. Brook’s website also includes a live webchat.
www.brook.org.uk

Terence Higgins Trust

The largest charity in the UK seeking to reduce the spread of HIV, offering advice on sexual health and more.
www.tht.org.uk Text: 07537 402 024 (standard rates apply)

NHS Services

Remember you can also speak to your GP for advice, or look up your local Sexual Health Clinic if you need to be seen. If you have concerns about pregnancy, don’t delay in booking into a clinic as an emergency.
Find your local NHS Sexual Health service here.

Homelessness

Centrepoint

The UK’s leading charity for homeless young people, supporting 16-25 years olds with housing, learning, health and life skills.
www.centrepoint.org.uk

New Horizons Youth Centre

A London-based centre which works with young people who are vulnerable, homeless or at risk, helping them to create positive futures.
www.nhyouthcentre.org.uk

LGBTQI+ issues

Stonewall

This charity works with organisations across the UK to bring equality to gay, lesbian and bisexual people at home, at school and at work.
www.stonewall.org.uk

Mental health

Mind

Providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, as well as  campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
www.mind.org.uk

Rethink Mental Illness

Providing support and information to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, and helping them to recover a better quality of life.
www.rethink.org

CALM

A helpline for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.
www.thecalmzone.net Phone: 0800 58 58 58

Performing arts

Clean Break

A women’s theatre company changing lives and changing mindsonstage, in prison and in the community.
www.cleanbreak.org.uk

Victims of crime and domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Run in partnership by the charities Women’s Aid and Refuge, this free and confidential helpline offers support and advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
0808 2000 247 (Freephone)

Victim Support

A UK charity offering support for victims of crime, their families and anyone who may have witnessed a crime.
www.victimsupport.org.uk