Age UK Advice: 0800 169 6565
Aims to improve later life through information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.
Helpline: 0808 8010677 - our helpline is now open everyday between 4pm-10pm.
Youthline: 0808 8010711
Provides helplines, online support and a network of self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders
Carers Line: 0808 808 7777 (Weds & Thurs 10am-12pm; 2-4pm)
Advice and information for people who care for partners, relatives of friends.
Freephone 24 hours: 0800 1111
Free helpline for children and young people. It provides confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem.
Call: 0808 00 13 2 19
Information and advice for young people aged 13-18 on issues relating to health, money, housing, getting legal advice, relationships with family and friends, careers and learning options.
Freephone: 0800 77 66 00 (24 hour service, free from landlines, won’t show on bill)
Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.
This useful website has been designed to help parents, teachers and other professionals support children whose behaviour is causing concern. The site lists a number of troubling behaviours, such as aggression, fear, eating difficulties, sadness, self-harm, inattention, etc., together with helpful ideas and strategies.
The site also has a large section of practical ideas and resources to help children flourish, because children who are flourishing are less likely to behave in ways that are troubling for others. These topics include building confidence, creating emotional balance, healthy eating, creativity, character strengths, and resilience. The website is easy to navigate with clear information, video clips, and practical ideas
For better mental health
Mind infoline: 0300 123 3393
Information on a range of topics including types of mental distress, where to get help, drug and alternative treatments, and advocacy. Also details of help and support for people in their own area.
Call: 0300 466 6463
Legal information and general advice on mental health related law covering mental health, mental capacity, community care, human rights and discrimination/equality related to mental health issues.
Help for children & teenagers
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline Freephone: 0808 800 5000 (24 hours)
Child protection helpline for any child or adult concerned about a child at risk of neglect, sexual, emotional or physical abuse.
Call: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hrs 7 days a week)
Samaritans volunteers listen in confidence to anyone in any type of emotional distress, without judging or telling people what to do.
This is a website designed to help young people and their parents when they are in conflict with each other. It gives ideas and suggestions for managing a variety of conflicts by offering alternative solutions, different verbal responses, and a deeper
understanding of the other person’s needs. The website also contains articles, ideas, and practical information about conflict, together with lists of free training events.
Call: 020 7014 9955
UKCP holds the national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, listing those practitioner members who meet exacting standards and training requirements.
See also the AFT Directory of Family and Systemic Psychotherapists for contact details of accredited Family Therapists in private practice.
Committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers.
YoungMinds Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544, 9.30am-4pm Mon to Fri. Free from landlines and most mobiles.
The YoungMinds Parents Helpline isfor parents and adults concerned about the mental health and emotional well-being of children in their care.
This interactive website is to help those aged 18 - 25 years old have conversations about relationships. Do have a look there are lots of helpful pieces of advice.
free helpline for people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction