Young People

Anna Freud Centre 

Phone: 0207 794 2313 Email: 


A children’s mental health charity providing specialist help and training and carrying out research. 

Child line 

Phone: 0800 1111 (Freephone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) 


Provides free confidential counselling and emotional support for children and young people. Online chat services with a counsellor are also available on the website. 

Place 2 Be 

Phone: 0207 923 5500 Email: 


Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools to build Children’s resilience through talking, creative work and play.



Provides free on line support for young people delivered by qualified counsellors via chat based services.




STEM4 aims to improve teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage.

The Mix (formerly Get Connected)

Phone: 0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm, 7 days a week) 


The Mix (formerly Get Connected) is the UK’s free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help but don’t know where to turn. It provides information on a wide range of issues, including mental health related topics. Help can be accessed by phone, email or webchat, and it also runs a free telephone counselling service. 


Phone: 0808 802 5 544  Email: 


YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people through campaign, research and policy work. They also operate a parent helpline (see above) for any parents concerned about their child’s mental health, and resources for professionals working with young people.