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Support Services for Children and Young People

Bridge The Gap

- For children and those who care for them.
- Offers emotional education training for children, works with carers and children for children mental health, and information on emotional literacy.

Post: Bridge the Gap, 45 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA


- For children and young people.
- Offers information and advice, counselling on the phone and on the website, self help, and talk to other young people on message boards.

Helpline: 0800 1111 (won’t show up on phone bill)

Hope Again

- Part of Cruse Bereavement UK.
- For children and young people (12 - 25 years old) who are grieving a death
Offers helpline, counselling, and advice.

Helpline: 0808 808 1677 (doesn’t show on phone bill)


- For young people.
- Offers advice, discussion boards, and an online journal space.


National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

- Regards children and young people, accessible to anyone.
- Offers information, therapeutic services for children and young people, and works with schools and families.

Phone: 0808 800 5000 (for adults concerned about a child)


- For students (any level) at university.
- Offers peer to peer emotional support.


The Mix

- For anyone aged under 25 years old.
- Offers information and advice on a variety of young people topics including discussion boards, helpline, email helpline, crisis text support, and counselling.

Helpline: 0808 808 4994 (free)
Text support: text THEMIX to 85258 (free)


- For children and young people.
- Offers text support for young people, helpline for parents for advice, emotional support and signposting of a child under 25 years old, and webchat for parents.

Text support for young people: text YM to 85258 (free text)
Helpline for parents: 0808 802 5544 (free)

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