Young people

Where to get support

Thank you very much for your help. We hope you enjoyed taking part but if the questions in any way made you feel worried or upset, then please ask for help. Your parent, carer, another grown up in your family, or a teacher may be able to provide support. You might also find it useful to access the support offered by these services including support for young carers.

If you have concerns about your health and wellbeing, we recommend that you talk to your GP. You can also find general health advice on the NHS website.


If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, chat online or email about any problem big or small. You can call 24/7 on 0800 1111. Sign up for a free anonymous account (real name or email address not needed) to use Childline's free 1-2-1 counsellor chat service.

Samaritans (available 24/7)

Whatever you’re going through, you can contact the Samaritans day or night for support. This is a listening service. Call on 116 123 or email

Young Minds

Confidential advice about how you’re feeling and information about mental health conditions. Whatever you’re going through, you are not alone and can find advice on their support pages.


Provides a 24/7 mental health Textline. For help, text SHOUT to 85258.

UK Safer Internet Centre

Their website offers guides and resources about how to get the most out of the internet while staying safe online.

National Bullying Helpline

Provides information, advice, and practical help for anyone dealing with bullying, including cyberbullying. You can call for free on 0300 323 0169 on weekdays from 9am to 5pm. Visit their website for help and advice.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS)

Offers advice and support for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Visit their website.


The Children’s Society

Provides advice and support for young carers and funds projects for young carers. Call on 01962 711511 during weekdays from 9am to 5pm, or visit their website.


Provides support, advice, and information on caretaking and runs regular clubs where young carers can safely talk about their feelings and meet other young carers. Call them at 01329 312312 or 075842 30190 or email them on

Action for Children

Can put you in touch with other young carers. It also has free places for young carers at its residential activity camps. You can get confidential support through their text service Sidekick’. Text any question to 07888 868 059 and the team will reply to you within 24 hours. You can also visit their website.