Support for students
The following support is available for students who need advice or guidance outside the usual school systems.
Childline (18 years and younger) Childline is a free, private, and confidential service where you can talk about anything 24/7.
Tel: 0800 11 11 and www.childline.org.uk
Samaritans Emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.
Tel: 116 123 (available 24/7)
The service is confidential; however the Samaritans have a responsibility to safeguard under 18’s if there were any safety concerns. Further information via their website www.samaritans.org and type ‘safeguarding policy’ in the search bar.
Shout Support for anyone in crisis and struggling to cope.
Text: 85258 - free 24/7 text service on all major mobile networks.
The Mix (25 years and younger) Free help and support for children and young people in the UK.
Tel: 0808 808 4994 www.themix.org.uk
Kooth Kooth is a platform that offers free and confidential online counselling and support for young people in the UK
Young Minds Practical advice and support for young people’s mental health
Mind Advice, support, and information around mental health issues including self-harm.
Info Line about signposting and services in your area, Tel: 0300 123 3393 www.mind.org.uk
NHS For health advice and reassurance
B-EAT Support and information relating to eating disorders.
There is also an over 18’s number and email (see website)
Switchboard The LGBT+ helpline – Free support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and non-binary communities.
Tel: 0300 330 0630 https://switchboard.lgbt
FRANK Friendly, confidential drugs information and advice
Tel: 0300 123 6600 Text: 82111 www.talktofrank.com
Drinkline UK wide helpline for anyone concerned about their alcohol use or someone else’s
Tel: 0300 123 1110