Mental Health Resources For Children and Young People


Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty.

Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)

0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)




If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, chat online or email about any problem big or small.

Sign up for a free Childline locker (real name or email address not needed) to use their free 1-2-1 counsellor chat and email support service.

Can provide a BSL interpreter if you are deaf or hearing-impaired

Hosts online message boards where you can share your experiences, have fun and get support from other young people in similar situations.

Opening times: 9am – midnight, 365 days a year

0800 11 11



Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.

Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)


Abuse (child, sexual, domestic violence)



Young suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)



Somerset & Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS)


Call us: 0808 801 0456 or 0808 801 0464



A free, online, anonymous mental health service offering counselling and support for 11-25 year old's.


Calm Harm

Worried about self-harm? Calm Harm is a free* app that helps you manage or resist the urge to self-harm.

Home - Calm Harm App


I am Sober

Track your sobriety with a community that understands what you're going through. Build new daily habits and learn from others who are making changes happen.

Young people often use this app to track and reduce their self harming.

I Am Sober | Sobriety App for Android & iOS


Young Somerset

Young Somerset is the largest youth work charity in Somerset and our mission is to put young people first.

Our aim is to work with young people, encouraging them to take responsibility for themselves and become actively involved in shaping the communities in which they live.  Young Somerset works to achieve social and economic outcomes with young people, through the delivery of measurable outputs and outcomes.



Somerset Big Tent

Empowering children and young people to find the right wellbeing support at the right time.



Youth support services for LGBTQ+ young people in Somerset.


The Mix

Aimed at people under 25. Their helpline is open between 4pm and 11pm, 7 days a week. They also run a crisis text service which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Telephone: 0808 808 4994

E-mail: through the website.

Crisis text message service: Text THEMIX to 85258

Webchat: through the website. (4pm – 11pm, 7 days a week)




Tellmi is a safe, anonymous app where you can talk about absolutely anything. From anxiety to autism, dating to depression, or self-harm to self-esteem, sharing your experiences with our awesome community helps you to feel better.


Mind out

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people.  We work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

MindOut | Mental Health Charity for LGBTQ community




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