If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of harm, including self-harm or suicidal ideation, contact your GP during working hours. Out of hours, contact A&E or police services or one of the crisis support services. 


BEAT BULLYINGWebsite for young people with access to online counselling http://www.beatbullying.org

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


CARERS UK: Advice, information and support to carers of all ages 



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



FORWARD TRUST: Help for adults affected by drug or alcohol issues, including past offending, homelessness and unemployment: www.forwardtrust.org.uk

LIVEWELL: Helping adults with drugs and/or alcohol issues, support for family and friends of people who are worried about a loved one’s substance use: https://livewellkent.org.uk/service/drug-and-alcohol-support-2/

WE ARE WITH YOU: Free, confidential support for young people affected by their own or someone else's drug or alcohol issues: https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/



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



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



BLURT: The blurt foundation offers advice, resources and links for people living with depression http://www.blurtitout.org

CALM: Offers support to men of all ages via their helpline and website http://www.thecalmzone.net
NELFT (formerly CAMHS): Self-refer in Kent via the Single Point of Access (SPA) team on 0300 123 4496

KOOTH: Digital mental healthcare for all ages https://www.koothplc.com/

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

MOODJUICE: Online resources for young people to tackle emotional problems http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk

RELEASE THE PRESSURE: Text the word Kent to 85258 or phone 0800 107 0160 for free confidential support at any time

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

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


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

DIGIDUCKS: Guide to safer internet use for younger children  

Report indecent or obscene content online http://www.iwf.org.uk

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

SO YOU GOT NAKED ONLINE: Support for children, young people and parents about how to manage sexual content and sexting 

THATS NOT COOL: Advice and guidance about online relationships, digital boundaries, harassment and sexting for adolescents http://www.thatsnotcool.com

THINKUKNOW: Guidance and advice about keeping safe online with sections for children, adolescents, parents, and professionals  

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 http://www.kscb.org

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


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

SELFHARM UK: Supports young people affected by self-harm, and provides a safe space to talk http://www.selfharm.co.uk



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

SCHOOL OF SEXUALITY EDUCATION: All age age-appropriate, inclusive, trauma-informed, relationships and sex education

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