How to get help (when life’s not all plain sailing)

how to get help_700Whether your problem is in cyber space or on solid ground, often the best thing you can do is talk to an adult you know and trust. Plenty of organisations provide advice and support too – here’s a selection of places which can help.


childlineChildline has practical tips on staying safe online and runs a free and confidential helpline where you can talk about anything – you can call, email or use their message board.

thinkyouknow Thinkyouknow provides advice on using websites, mobiles and new technology. You can also report if you feel uncomfortable or worried about someone you are chatting to online. The site is run by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command which protects young people from harm online and offline.

The-Mix-New-logo-2016_200The Mix (formerly YouthNet) is a UK youth charity providing frank and unbiased information on mental health, housing, relationships, employment and all the rest.


young-mindslogo2Just as people’s bodies can become unwell, people’s minds can become unwell too. YoungMinds provides help and support with mental health issues, such as coping with your feelings, depression, self-harm and eating disorders.

ditchthelabelAnti-bullying charity Ditch the Label  supports people who are affected by bullying is packed with practical tips on dealing with bullying.