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Other information and support

The Mix online guide to life for 16-25 year-olds providing support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs.

The Calm Zone  is a registered charity to prevent male suicide in the UK. Confidential Helpline 0808 802 5858.

ChildLine is a free, private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19, and also offers online counselling.  24-Hour Helpline 0800 1111

Get Connected provides a free, confidential and multi-issue helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don’t know where to turn.  Helpline 0808 808 4994

Youth Access is the national membership organisation for young people’s information, advice, counselling and support services (YIACS). YIACS provide a holistic response to young people’s social, emotional and mental health needs through a range of services provided ‘under one roof’, including social welfare advice, advocacy, counselling, health clinics, community education and personal support. YIACS members respond to over one million enquiries a year on a diverse range of issues, including homelessness, benefits, debt, mental health, sexual health and relationships.

Health Talk provides free, reliable information about health issues, by sharing people’s real-life experience.  It includes a dedicated site for young people’s health issues.

7 Cups of Tea is an online therapy and free counselling service open 24 hours a day

Sexual Health

Avert provides information and advice on HIV and AIDS

Getting it On is a Local Services Directory for sexual health support and advice

Brook is a Sexual health charity providing sexual health services, support and advice to young people under the age of 25

Finding a local counsellor or psychotherapist:

Directory of Counselling and Psychotherapy Services

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)


24-hour Helplines

Childline: 0800 1111

Samaritans: 116 123 (text line: 07725 90 90 90)

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000