Advice and Helplines
Tell someone how you are feeling - there are always people out there who want to help...
CHILDLINE - support for young people on just about any issue. 24 hour helpline 0800 111
CHAT HEALTH - NHS School Nurse anonymous text messaging service available to young people aged 11-19. For queries or concerns emotional health, physical health, sexual health, family, exams, relationships etc. This multi award winning NHS scheme is available to access Mon-Fri 8:30 -4:30 (not bank holidays). Helpline 07480635511
SAMARITANS - general support on a wide range off issues 116 123 free anytime from any phone
NHS WHERES YOUR HEAD AT- A useful source of information about wide-ranging mental health and wellbeing issues affecting teenagers, with links to sources of support
NATIONAL SELF-HARM NETWORK - Really useful site offering peer support and links to many other useful websites for a range of issues - also has useful downloads for distractions to use when feeling triggered and a discussion forum for support. Their Advice for Parents download is really helpful if you would like to talk to parents about self-harm and don't know where to start
SPACE YOUTH PROJECT- information and support groups for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25. Dorset based organisation with local groups. Helpline 07973 405280
INTERCOM TRUST - information and support with a helpline for LGBT people across the South West Helpline 0800 512 3010
YOUNG PEOPLE AND MENTAL HEALTH- a website outlining a range of mental health and wellbeing issues that affect young people with good information and links to other sources of support (also has a helpline for parents if they are worried and need advice)
EATING DISORDERS - Beat is the uk's leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia or any other difficulties with food, weight and shape.
SOMETHING FISHY - useful source of information about a range of eating disorders, for young people and their parents.
CONCERNS ABOUT DRUG MISUSE- a confidential helpline and unbiased information for anyone worried about drug abuse
WORRIED ABOUT A FRIEND? - A website offering help to help you support friends who might me struggling emotionally
DEPRESSION- Students Against Depression offers comprehensive, award-winning information and resources to help identify low mood or depression and then find a way forward
SUICIDAL FEELINGS - an organisation dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. It offers a helpline, information and support for young people who might be feeling suicidal or are worried about a friend who may be suicidal.
CALM (Campaign against living miserably)- a website dedicated to preventing suicide in men of all ages with advice for supporting others who may be feeling suicidal.