Do you need help?

Whatever your worry, it's always better to talk about it.

It always helps to talk to someone when you are upset or worried. You could talk to a family member, a friend, or a teacher.

If there isn't anyone you feel you can speak to, you may want to check out the helplines below - it might surprise you how much better it feels when you share a problem.


If you need advice or just want to talk, call this helpline: 0800 1111 (calls are confidential and free)

Someone from Childline will help you with any problem if you are feeling sad or worried, or if you just need someone to talk to.

Visit their website to find out more:

Young Minds

Young Minds helps children and young people to cope with difficult feelings - the website has lots of useful information and you can also call them on: 020 7336 8445 (local rates)


Shelter is for anyone who needs help and advice about finding somewhere to live, or who is homeless.

Call them on this helpline: 0808 800 4444 (calls are free)

Visit their website to find out more:

The Samaritans

The Samaritans provides confidential support for anyone feeling low or in distress.

Call them 24 hours a day on their Helpline: 08457 909090 (local rates)

Visit their website to find out more:


If you're worried about a child's safety or welfare or if you need help or advice, call this helpline: 0808 800 5000  (calls are confidential and free)

This NSPCC number is for anyone who's at risk or is worried about any other children who are at risk.

Visit their website to find out more:

Internet Matters

 Useful Tips & Advice On How To Protect Children Online.

 To find out more visit: Internet Matters.

Anti-Bullying Alliance

Bullying, at school or outside school, is always wrong, no matter what. Here are the Anti Bullying Alliance’s top 10 tips about what to do if you are experiencing bullying:

1  Keep calm and walk away and don’t react

2  Don't get into a fight or an argument

3  Don't accept that bullying is normal - it isn't!

4  Talk to your friends and ask them to help you

5  Talk to a trusted adult/peer supporter to get help and support

6  Hang out with different people and avoid the bullies

7  Don't reply to bullying emails or texts

8  Do keep bullying emails or texts as proof

9  Keep a note of times/dates of incidents and who bullied you

10 Contact the police, with your trusted adult, if you feel in danger

To find out more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance visit the website:


If you’re worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, let CEOP know.

Visit their website for further information:

Children's Commissioner (England)

The Children's Commissioner for England promotes and protects children's rights in England

Find out more on their website:

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland

The Children & Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland protects the rights of children and young people in Scotland.

To find out more visit:

Children’s Commissioner for Wales

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales champions the rights of children and young people in Wales.

To find out more visit their website:

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People

The Children’s Commissioner for Northern Ireland promotes the rights and best interests of children and young people.

To find out more visit their website:

UK Safer Internet Centre

Find e-safety tips, advice and resources to stay safe online.

Visit their website:

Social Media

To use most social media sites you should be aged 13+, if however you have an issue or concern about anything you see or hear about on social media, the easiest way to get help is to contact their reporting centres directly.

Visit the YouTube website:

Visit the Instagram website:

Visit the Snapchat website:

Visit the Facebook website:

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