The Samaritans are UK based and are available, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Call 116 123 for free.
If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
Young Minds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK.
Mental Health Help
YoungMinds provides expert information and guidance on young people's mental health.
National Institute of Mental Health provides resources to find help for you, a friend, or a family member.
Mind is a UK based charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
For Help With Eating Disorders
Beat Eating Disorders is an eating disorder charity in the UK. They have help lines you can call and a one on one chat service.
The US National Eating Disorders Association provides help and resources and treatment options for you or a loved one struggling with an eating disorder. They have a helpline you can call or if you feel more comfortable you can text or chat online with trained volunteers.
For Help If You Are In An Abusive Relationship
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: The NCADV has provided a list of referred resources covering a wide variety of needs. They also offer resources for those working with victims and survivors of domestic violence.
The NHS has provided links and guidance on support available for people in abusive relationships.
For LGBTQ+ Support
The Proud Trust is a UK-based charity providing education, support and advocacy for LGBT+ young people and their communities. Their Proud Connections is a support chat service offering help to those in the LGBT+ community or those supporting their LGBT+ loved ones.
For Substance Abuse
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides help and treatment for substance abuse. It also has a hotline you can call confidentially for free.
Young Minds has provided information and resources on young people’s drug and alcohol use
FRANK: Find out everything you need to know about drugs, their effects and the law in the UK. Talk to Frank for facts, support and advice on drugs and alcohol today.
For 'Honour'-based Abuse
Savera UK is a charity tackling ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices, including forced marriage and female genital mutilation. It provides safeguarding and advocacy for those at risk and campaigns to raise awareness. Its helpline is available 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.
For Youth Loneliness
Alone No More is an early intervention community that supports young people who are feeling lonely. Resources include the 'Solace Community' – an online safe space designed to help you feel heard and valued, plus a variety of practical tools to navigate the complexities of loneliness. Please note that this is not a crisis line.