The Internet can seem like a big and scary place. But it also contains a wealth of useful resources that provide information, advice, support and guidance. Many of the organisations listed here have dedicated areas on their websites for young people to access support and guidance directly, as well as resources for parents, carers and professionals. 


If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of harm, including self-harm, contact your GP or Social Services during working hours. 

Out of Hours, contact Accident & Emergency or the Police. 
Beat has a directory of services for people with eating disorders including online support groups

www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk 


Beat bullying: website for young people with access to online counsellors

www.beatbullying.org
The blurt foundation offers advice, resources and links for people living with depression

www.blurtitout.org
Calm offers support to men of all ages via their helpline and website 



Childline
: advice and access to counsellors for young people in distress

www.childline.org.uk
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)  provides advice for parents & young people about sexual abuse

www.ceop.police.uk
Counselling directory provides counselling advice and information 


Carers UK offers advice, information and support to carers of all ages 

www.carersuk.org

Cy
bermentors: mentoring website for 
young people aged 8 - 25

www.cybermentors.org.uk
Digiducks big decision: guide to safer internet use for younger children

www.saferinternet.org.uk
Digizen: website for young 
people  11+ who are being bullied

www.digizen.org.uk/
cyberbullying
Harmless provides email and postal self help support to people who self-harm 

I'm Alive is an online crisis intervention service that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis

Internet watch foundation
to report indecent or obscene content online

www.iwf.org.uk

Kent Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) provides advice and guidance for professionals, parents, carers and young people in Kent www.kscb.org 
Mermaids is a charity for young people who are transgender offering self-help, support and links totem  and their families 

www.mermaidsuk.org.uk
Mind offers information, support, resources and training on all things related to mental health 

www.mind.org.uk

NSPCC provides confidential advice and guidance about issues to do with the safety of children

www. nspcc.org.uk 

Online relationshipsadvice and guidance about online relationships, digital boundaries, harassment and sexting aimed at adolescents

www.thatsnotcool.com
Papyrus is a national charity for the prevention of young suicide, offering advice and support to young people, parents and carers 

www.papyrus-uk.org

Samaritans offers confidential support 24 hours a day with no waiting lists or assessments

www.samaritans.org

SelfharmUK supports young people affected by self-harm, and provides a safe space to talk and ask questions

www.selfharm.co.uk
Thinkuknow offers guidance and advice about keeping yourself (or your child) safe online with sections for children 5+ and adolescents, parents, and professionals 

www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Young minds is a one-stop stop for child and adolescent mental health, offering support, training and resources

youngminds.org.uk
Young healthy minds offers one-to-one and group counselling and therapeutic support

www.cxk.org
Youth Wellbeing Directory offers lists of free local and national organisations for young people and their families. 
www.annafreud.org/children-young-people/youth-wellbeing