Our team is committed to supporting each and every young person we can. Sometimes, however, we recognise that you may need the support of external organisations and services alongside ourselves.

If you need someone else to talk to, advice or support, there is a range of services out there just as committed to supporting young people as we are.

Need someone to talk to? If you are struggling to manage your mental health and need someone to talk to you may find the following helpful:

Kooth provide an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people
Visit Kooth @ https://www.kooth.com/

The Mix provide support with any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, break-ups & drugs
Join The Mix @ https://community.themix.org.uk/

Relate provide relationship support for all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities
Contact Relate @ https://www.relate.org.uk/

Papyrus are dedicated to the prevention of young suicide by providing confidential support & advice
Phone Papyrus @ https://papyrus-uk.org/

YoungMinds provide online and text support for young people experiencing a mental health crisis
Text YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support – text YM to 85258

Don’t forget we are still here too! If you would like to speak to a member of our youth team you can drop us an email @ youthworkeronline@thewayyouthzone.org

Need support whilst at home? If you are experiencing abuse or feel unsafe at home, call 999 in an emergency or get in contact with the following organisations:

Childline provide support & advice, online & on the phone for young people on a range of issues, insulting child abuse. Contact Childline @ https://www.childline.org.uk/ or Call 0800 1111

Thinkuknow provide age specific (from age 4 upwards) support for both online and offline concerns
Headover to Thinkuknow @ https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Samaritans provide support for those having a difficult time, over the phone or via email, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Speak to a Samaritan @ https://www.samaritans.org/ or call 116 123

SHOUT is 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support
SHOUT for support for support in a crisis – Text Shout to 85258

UK Safer Internet Centre provide safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online – Visit https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

Remember, in an emergency always call 999.