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If you are in the UK and in need of emergency support please call 999 immediately.
For non-emergency NHS support please call 111.


Call: 0800 1111 (24/7)

“We’re here for you on the phone or online. Or try getting support from other young people on our message boards.”


Call: 0808 800 5000 (24/7)

“Every child deserves the best possible chance to rebuild their life after abuse. That’s why we’re here. We’re the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Join us in the fight for every childhood.”


“We are the national charity for the prevention of young suicide.”

Young Minds

“YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.”

Youth Access

“Youth Access is the advice and counselling network. Working with our members, we promote the YIACS model as part of local services for young people everywhere.”

The Mix (under 25)

“The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via online, social or our free, confidential helpline.”

National Youth Advocacy Service

“We exist to support children, vulnerable adults, parents and carers to be heard through the provision of confidential advice, information and representation.”

Runaway Helpline

“Runaway Helpline is here if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back.”

Nightline (Students)

“Want to talk? Find your institution’s Nightline and other support services.”


“We’re here round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call us on the phone…You don’t have to be suicidal to call us.”


“PAC-UK’s Child and Family Service provides specialist therapeutic support for children and families brought together by adoption or other forms of permanent placement.”

IF… Integrate Families

“National Centre for Child Trauma & Dissociation. Integrate Families welcomes people of all ages who are experiencing problems in their life that have become too difficult to manage alone. Our expert team of therapists have many years of experience and specialist training in assessing and efficiently addressing a variety of individual and relationship problems” Includes adoption support.


“a voluntary organisation supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused”

Family Lives

“Families are the foundation of society. All families should have access to active support and understanding.”

Young Minds

“YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.”


“Our mission is to provide children, families, carers and professionals with advice, training and practical tools to prevent bullying and protect young lives”

*Please note some of these services may have online support or information people in other countries may find useful. Trauma & Co. is an international project first created in England. We are continuously updating these pages and hope to increase our international resources as we move forward. If you have relevant, useful resource links for us to review please contact us.

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These links are for reference only and we cannot provide endorsements or recommendations, nor can we speak to a service’s individual policies, reputation or quality of service. In addition, we cannot be sure of the services free/chargeable services – please speak to them directly.

Please access any services with mindful and personal consideration for yourself and your needs.

Last updated 2017 – please let us know if you have more up to date information.