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
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.