UK advice and support websites

If you need urgent help you can call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90. You can also email the Samaritans.

Please use the links below to find help and support services for; Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Homelessness, Physical/Sexual Abuse, Pregnancy, Mental Health, Self Harm, Sexuality and Gender Identity, Sexual Health, Suicide, Work & Training.

This list of websites was originally prepared by Right Here and updated by addmysupport.com

Substance Abuse

  • Addaction offers a free and confidential service that aims to help transform the lives of people affected by drug and alcohol problems by offering a wide range of services in England and Scotland
  • Connexions Direct provides information and contacts on this issue
  • Get Connected provides a free, confidential helpline, email contact or webchat giving you support and information you need to decide what you want to do next
  • Mental Health Foundation provides a list of resources on substance abuse
  • National Association for Children of Alcoholics provides a free confidential helpline and e-mail service. Children of alcoholics are at risk of developing problems with alcohol or other substances themselves and are also at risk for mental health problems
  • The Site provides a place to turn for young adults when they need support a nd guidance through life
  • Talk to Frank provides free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day

Eating Disorders

  • Adapt Eating Distress gives information about eating disorders and how and where to receive support
  • Beat has information and support for young people who are affected by eating problems
  • Connexions Direct provides information and contacts on this issue
  • Eating Disorder Expert provides extensive information on the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating
  • Get Connected provides a free, confidential helpline, email contact or webchat giving you support and information you need to decide what you want to do next
  • Mental Health Foundation provides a list of resources on eating disorders
  • The Site provides a place to turn for young adults when they need support and guidance through life
  • SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue.  SupportLine is open to any individual of any age. Calls are received from children, young adults and adults
  • Teen Issues is a resource that offers teens interesting features, practical advice, and basic answers to all of their own questions

Homelessness

  • Centrepoint offers a range of help to homeless young people such as emergency, short-stay and longer-term hostels.  Centrepoint also offers help with challenges homeless young people face, such as building a future and getting their life back on track
  • Crisis provides support to homeless people in London
  • Get Connected provides a free, confidential helpline, email contact or webchat giving you support and information you need to decide what you want to do next
  • Homeless Link provides a signposting service for homeless people and those threatened with homelessness.  As well as general advice and support services, it includes helplines and websites which may be useful to people from particular
  • Housemate is aimed at young people and at anyone that works with young people in a professional or caring capacity. This site looks at some of the big questions about young people and housing and homelessness
  • NYAS is a charity working for children and young people in England and Wales. Confidential advisors are available for young people with a problems or seeking advice
  • The Site provides a place to turn for young adults when they need support and guidance through l ife
  • SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. SupportLine is open to any individual of any age. Calls are received from children, young adults and adults

Physical/Sexual Abuse

  • Get Connected provides a free, confidential helpline, email contact or webchat giving you support and information you need to decide what you want to do next
  • NYAS is a charity working for children and young people in England and Wales. Confidential advisors are available for young people with a problems or seeking advice
  • The Site provides a place to turn for young adults when they need support and guidance through life
  • SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. SupportLine is open to any individual of any age. Calls are received from children, young adults and adults

Pregnancy

  • BPAS is the leading provider of abortion services in the UK, with a national network of consultation centres and clinics. They also provide emergency contraception and services for those who want to be sterilised or have a vasectomy
  • Brook Young People’s Information Service provides advice, counselling and medical help around contraception, pregnancy, abortion and sexual health
  • FPA provides information on sexual health, contraception and where to go for help
  • NYAS is a charity working for children and young people in England and Wales. Confidential advisors are available for young people with a problems or seeking advice
  • The Site provides a place to turn for young adults when they need support and guidance through life
  • SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. SupportLine is open to any individual of any age. Calls are received from children, young adults and adults
  • Teen Issues is a resource that offers teens interesting features, practical advice, and basic answers to all of their own questions

Mental Health

  • Animated Minds is a series of short animated documentaries which use real testimony from people who have experienced different forms of mental distress.  Website also contains a list of resources
  • Anxiety UK gives Support and help with anxiety conditions and phobias including panic attacks, ocds, body dysmorphic disorder, social phobia. Information, factsheets, tapes, self help guides
  • BPD World Information, advice and support for those affected by personality disorders
  • Breathing Space has a help line where experienced advisors will listen and provide information and advice (based in Scotland)
  • CALM provides a help line aimed for men aged 15-35
  • Counselling Directory is a support network of UK counsellors and psychotherapists
  • CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online.  If you’re being bullied, feeling low, or are troubled by something then CyberMentors are there to listen and support you.
  • Get Connected provides a free, confidential helpline, email contact or webchat giving you support and information you need to decide what you want to do next
  • HandsOnScotland is an online resource for anybody working with or caring for children and young people. The website provides practical information and techniques on how to respond helpfully to children and young people’s troubling behaviour and offers advice and activ ities on how to help them flourish
  • Headspace provides a self-advocacy and rig hts toolkit for young people in adolescent psychiatric units
  • Maze Advocacy is an advocacy service for young people experiencing emotional or mental health issues in the South West of England and Wales
  • Mental Health Foundation provides information about mental health and wellbeing
  • The Mental Wealth Project is a project created by university students aimed at breaking down the barriers to wellbeing on campuses and beyond
  • NYAS is a charity working for children and young people in England and Wales. Confidential advisors are available for young people with a problems or seeking advice
  • OCD-UK leading national charity, independently working with and for people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Saneline is a helpline providing information and advice on mental health. Also gives emotional and crisis support for people experiencing mental illness and for their families, carers friends
  • See Me is Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health
  • The Site provides a place to turn for young adults when they need support and guidance through life
  • SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. SupportLine is open to any individual of any age. Calls are received from children, young adults and adults
  • Teenhelp provides advice from a staff of over 100 mentors through live help, email, support groups and a chatroom
  • There 4 Me provides a help line for 12-16 year-olds living in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands
  • Very Important Kids (VIK) is a site created by young people for young people. It provides advice for young people affected by mental health problems and allows them to share their experiences
  • Xtra promote a diverse range of resources for children and young people in areas of Mental Health, Social a nd Emotional competence, Self-Esteem, Wellbeing and much more
  • YoungMinds provides information and advice for anyone with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person
  • Youth2Youth provides a telephone, email and online chat helpline run by young people for young people
  • Youth Access provides information, advice, counselling and support services for young people
  • Teen Issues is a resource that offers teens interesting features, practical advice, and basic answers to all of their own questions

Self Harm 

  • Breathing Space has a help line where experienced advisors will listen and provide information and advice
  • Connexions Direct discusses this important issue and provides useful contact information
  • CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online.  If you’re being bullied, feeling low, or are troubled by something then CyberMentors are there to listen and support you
  • FirstSigns is an online, user-led voluntary organisation founded to raise awareness about self injury and provide information and support to people of all ages affected by self-injury
  • Get Connected provides a free, confidential helpline, email contact or webchat giving you support and information you need to decide what you want to do next
  • Lifelink provides free support and advice to people in crisis and self harming or at risk of suicide
  • Mental Health Foundation provides a list of resources on self harm
  • National Self Harm Network focuses on support and distraction enabling people to seek alternatives to self harm. The charity aims to empower individuals to explore reasons for their self harm and to seek appropriate professional help. NSHN now equally supports friends, families and carers of individuals who self harm
  • NYAS is a charity working for children and young people in England and Wales. Confidential advisors are available for young people with a problems or seeking advice
  • SelfHarm is a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, and ask any questions
  • The Site provides a place to turn for young adults when they need support and guidance through life
  • SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. SupportLine is open to any individual of any age. Calls are received from children, young adults and adults
  • Teen Issues is a resource that offers teens interesting features, practical advice, and basic answers to all of their own questions

Sexuality and Gender Identity

  • Connexions Direct discusses the important issue of sexuality
  • CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online.  If you’re being bullied, feeling low, or are troubled by something then CyberMentors are there to listen and support you
  • The Gender Trust, helping people throughout the UK who are transsexual, gender dysphoric, transgender,  or those who’s lives are affected by gender identity issues
  • GIRES is a website which provides information on the issues surrounding gender identity and transsexualism
  • Queer Youth Network aims to represent the needs and views of LGBT young people, as well as providing general support and information
  • The Site provides a place to turn for young adults when they need support and guidance through life
  • SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. SupportLine is open to any individual of any age. Calls are received from children, young adults and adults
  • Terence Higgins Trust offers help and services regardless of sexuality, HIV status, gender, cultural background or ethnic origin

Sexual Health

  • Connexions Direct discusses the important issue of sexual health and provides useful contact information
  • Embarrassing Problems is a website dedicated to those problems that are difficult to talk about
  • FPA provides information on sexual health, contraception and where to go for help
  • Like It Is provides everything you need to know about sex as it is
  • Sexperience provides information and advice on sexual health and offers help and services regardless of sexuality, HIV status, or gender
  • The Site provides a place to turn for young adults when they need support and guidance through life
  • SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. SupportLine is open to any individual of any age. Calls are received from children, young adults and adults
  • The Young Lovers Guide gives information and advice about sex and relationships
  • Young People’s Sexual Health provides open and frank info on sexual health, support, services, contraception, emergency contraception and a whole lot more
  • Youthhealthtalk covers a wide range of subjects and issues, and the facility to read, watch and listen to people’s stories

Suicide

  • Breathing Space has a help line where experienced advisors will listen and provide information and advice (based in Scotland)
  • Campaign Against Living Misabably (CALM) provides a help line aimed for men aged 15-35
  • CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online.  If you’re being bullied, feeling low, or are troubled by something then CyberMentors are there to listen and support you
  • Get Connected provides a free, confidential helpline, email contact or webchat giving you support and information you need to decide what you want to do next
  • Lifelink provides free support and advice to people in crisis and self harming or at risk of suicide
  • Maytree offers a short stay in a safe residential setting where you can talk, reflect and rest – and restore hope
  • Mental Health Foundation provides a list of resources on suicide and attempted suicide
  • Papyrus provides resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or distress – particularly teenagers and young adults
  • Samaritans provides confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing
  • The Site provides a place to turn for young adults when they need support and guidance through life
  • Stamp Out Suicide is packed with information concerning suicide awareness and suicide prevention
  • SupportLine provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. SupportLine is open to any individual of any age. Calls are received from children, young adults and adults

Work/Training

  • ClicOnline is a project run by the careers Wales Association giving advice to people in Wales from 11 to 25
  • Connexions Direct provides information and advice designed just for you and the option of talking to someone
  • NYAS is a charity working for children and young people in England and Wales. Confidential advisors are available for young people with a problems or seeking advice
  • The Site provides a place to turn for young adults when they need support and guidance through life
  • SupportLine provides a list of agencies that provide information and support

 

Original list of prepared by Right Here and updated by Add My Support

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