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 

Beat bullying: website for young people with access to online counsellors
The blurt foundation offers advice, resources and links for people living with depression

Advice on all aspects of sexual health and sexual wellbeing for under 25s available online 24/7 
CAMHS is an NHS services that offers mental health support to children and adolescents to do with their emotional or psychological wellbeing. The Single Point of Access (SPA) team in Kent can be reached on 0300 123 4496
Calm offers support to men of all ages via their helpline and website 

: advice and access to counsellors for young people in distress
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)  provides advice for parents & young people about sexual abuse
Counselling directory provides counselling advice and information 

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

bermentors: mentoring website for 
young people aged 8 - 25
Digiducks big decision: guide to safer internet use for younger children
Digizen: website for young 
people  11+ who are being bullied
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

Kent Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) provides advice and guidance for professionals, parents, carers and young people in Kent and has a wide range of literature and self-help leaflets 
Mermaids is a charity for young people who are transgender offering self-help, support and links totem  and their families
Mind offers information, support, resources and training on all things related to mental health

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


Online relationshipsadvice and guidance about online relationships, digital boundaries, harassment and sexting aimed at adolescents
Papyrus is a national charity for the prevention of young suicide, offering advice and support to young people, parents and carers

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

SelfharmUK supports young people affected by self-harm, and provides a safe space to talk and ask questions
Thinkuknow offers guidance and advice about keeping yourself (or your child) safe online with sections for children 5+ and adolescents, parents, and professionals

SHOUT is a free crisis text service for anyone in crisis available 24/7 

Text SHOUT to 85258

Moodjuice is designed to help you think about emotional problems and work towards solving them  with online resources 
Youth Wellbeing Directory offers lists of free local and national organisations for young people and their families. 
Young minds is a one-stop stop for child and adolescent mental health, offering support, training and resources
Young healthy minds offers one-to-one and group counselling and therapeutic support