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Helplines and Text Support

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Young Minds Crisis Messenger Support

Young Minds provides free, 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.

Text: YM to 85258

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Whatever you're going through, you can call the Samaritans any time, from any phone for free.

Telephone: 116 123

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The Mix

Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, The Mix are there to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you may have. The Mix give you the information and support you need to deal with it all.

The Mix can connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs.

The Mix is a free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access their support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Whether it be through their articles and video content online or their phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services – they put the control in your hands.

Telephone: 0808 808 4994

Website: The Mix - Essential support for under 25s

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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: Registration | Childline

Childline can provide a BSL interpreter if you are deaf or hearing-impaired.

Telephone: 0800 1111

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