The Internet contains a wealth of useful  resources. 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 to self or others, including self-harm, contact your GP during working hours. Out of hours, contact Accident & Emergency or the police. 

BULLYING

BEAT BULLYING
Website for young people with access to online counselling www.beatbullying.org

DIGIZEN
website for young people 11+ who are being bullied online www.digizen.org.uk/cyberbullying


CARERS

CARERS UK 
Advice, information and support to carers of all ages www.carersuk.org


CRISIS SUPPORT

CHILDLINE
Advice and access to counsellors for young people in distress
www.childline.org.uk

I'M ALIVE
Online crisis intervention service that uses instant messaging to respond to people in crisis www.imalive.org

SAMARITANS
Confidential support 24 hours a day www.samaritans.org

SHOUT 
A free crisis text service for anyone in crisis available 24/7 Text SHOUT to 85258

EATING DISORDERS 

BEAT

Directory of services for people with eating disorders including online support groups www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk 


GENDER AND SEXUALITY 


AKT

akt supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the uk who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. https://www.akt.org.uk


BE YOU PROJECT

LGBT groups across Kent www.thebeyouproject.co.uk 


GENDERED INTELLIGENCE

Charity working with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; we particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-25 www.genderedintelligence.co.uk


MERMAIDS
A charity for young people who are transgender offering self-help, support and links to them and their families www.mermaidsuk.org.uk


MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT 

BLURT
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 www.thecalmzone.net 


CAMHS 
Self-refer in Kent via the Single Point of Access (SPA) team on 0300 123 4496

MIND 
Information, support, resources and training on all things related to mental health www.mind.org.uk

MOODJUICE

Online resources for young people to tackle emotional problems www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk


YOUNG HEALTHY MINDS
One-to-one and group counselling and therapeutic support www.cxk.org


YOUNG MINDS
A one-stop stop for child and adolescent mental health, offering support, training and resources www.youngminds.org.uk

ONLINE SAFTEY


DIGIDUCKS
Guide to safer internet use for younger children www.saferinternet.org.uk

NET AWARE
Guide to social networks, apps and games to keep young people safe online https://www.net-aware.org.uk

THATS NOT COOL
advice and guidance about online relationships, digital boundaries, harassment and sexting aimed at adolescents www.thatsnotcool.com

THINKUKNOW
Guidance and advice about keeping safe online with sections for children, adolescents, parents, and professionals www.thinkuknow.co.uk


SAFEGUARDING

CHILD EXPLOITATION AND ONLINE PROTECTION (CEOP)  
Advice for parents and young people about sexual abuse www.ceop.police.uk

INTERNET WATCH FOUNDATION
Report indecent or obscene content online www.iwf.org.uk

KENT SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BOARD (KSCB)
Advice and guidance for professionals, parents, carers and young people with a wide range of literature and self-help leaflets www.kscb.org 

NSPCC 

Confidential advice and guidance about issues to do with the safety of children www.nspcc.org.uk 

SELF INJURY 

HARMLESS 
Email and postal self help support to people who self-harm www.harmless.org.uk


SELFHARM UK 
Supports young people affected by self-harm, and provides a safe space to talk and ask questions www.selfharm.co.uk
SEXUAL HEALTH

BROOK
Advice on all aspects of sexual health and sexual wellbeing for under 25s available online 24/7 www.brook.org.uk 
SUICIDE

PAPYRUS
A national charity for the prevention of young suicide, offering advice and support to young people, parents and carers www.papyrus-uk.org