Help is on hand
Life is tough right now. And during the lock-down you can feel isolated and alone.
But there's plenty of help on hand. From our support services to phone lines for young people and even youtube channels offering all kinds of advice and information.
Mental health is important for all of us to care for, especially during time of a lock-down.
If it's an emergency you should always call 999 for help.
Talk to someone on the phone
Talk to a counsellor with our Active Listening service. It's free.
Speak to a GYG youth worker. Call 07856 474595
Shout provides free, confidential support, 24/7 via text for anyone at crisis anytime, anywhere.
Text SHOUT to 85258 to text with a trained crisis volunteer
Childline. Provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects. Call: 0800 1111 available 24/7
Samaritans. Call: 116 123 available 24/7
Young Minds text service: Text on 85258 available 24/7
Young Minds Parent Line. Call: 0808 802 5544 available Mon-Friday 9:30-4pm
The Mix provides a free confidential telephone helpline and online service that aims to find young people the best help, whatever the problem. Call 0808 808 4994. It's free. Available 11am to 11pm every day.
GYG live chat. In the bottom right hand corner you'll find a chat icon. Click that and text with us about anything. There's a youth worker at the other end to support you.
Kooth offer free, safe and anonymous online support for young people. 9am - 10pm Mon-Friday and 6pm - 10pm Sat & Sunday.
Brilliant (and very helpful) videos
Childline on YouTube. Hundreds of videos on literally everything you could hope to find about life and dealing with it.
Young Minds, Parent Line Video
Childline: Is it normal to feel anxious?
Childline: What happens when you contact childline?
Childline: What guys don’t talk about (very powerful)
Childline – asking for help
Childline – Coping with stress breathing tips
Childline – Coping with stress calming exercises
Childline – Life after school
Childline – Calming exercise
Childline – Calming yoga
Childline – breathing exercise
Young Mind – Grief
Young Minds – Self Harm
Young Minds – Living with anxiety
Young Minds – How a conversation changed my life
Samaritans – take care of your mental health
Samaritans – Breathing exercise
Samaritans – Small talk saves lives