Information and other resources for young people and families

There are many local and national organisations providing support for the issues that can affect children, young people and their family unit.



  • NHS - For health enquiries call 111.
  • Childline - someone to talk to if you've got a problem or are worried about someone. Call 0808 1111.
  • Family Lives - emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life. Email or call 0808 800 2222.
  • The Mix - a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile. The helpline is open daily from 3pm-12am, call 0808 808 4994. Outside of these times there is a 24/7 crisis messenger service, text THEMIX to 85258 (free with major networks).
  • Samaritans - 24-hour service offering confidential emotional support to anyone in crisis. Email or call 116 123. There is also a free of charge app that can be downloaded, Samaritans Self-Help.
  • YoungMinds parent information service - information and advice on child mental health issues. Call 0808 802 5544 or use the parent web chat and email services. Young Minds also have a crisis messenger service for young people, text YM to 85258 (free with major networks).
  • Family Links - a registered charity promoting emotional literacy, nurturing and relationship skills in families and schools. Email or call 01865 401800.

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