The leading children’s charity in the UK, specialising in child protection and dedicated to protecting children and preventing abuse. They’re the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers, which means they can take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse.
- Telephone: 0808 800 5000
- Email: help [at] nspcc.org.uk
- Website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk
A private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything - no problem is too big or too small.
- Telephone: 0800 1111
- Website: www.childline.org.uk
Youth Access Directory of services
YIACS are organisations rooted in local communities all over the country that provide free, easily accessible and age-appropriate support to young people aged 11-25 with a wide range of issues.
Promoting good mental health to children and young people and includes a parents help line. The UK's leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.
- Call: 0808 802 5544
- Website: https://youngminds.org.uk
They provides judgement-free information and support to young people aged 13-25 on a range of issues including mental health problems. Young people can access the The Mix's support via phone, email, webchat, peer to peer and counselling services.
- Telephone: 0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm, free to call)
- Email: Helpline email form
- Crisis Support: Text 'THEMIX' to 85258.
- Website: www.themix.org.uk/get-support
Children experiencing Domestic Abuse. Women's Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you. This website has a quick exit function.
- Website: https://thehideout.org.uk
Child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS)
Help for children and young people in the local area who may be having problems. They may be very upset or very angry, they may be behaving in unusual ways, or their family or carers, friends or teachers may be very worried about them. CAMHS supports children and young people from pre-school years up to 16 years of age, (or up to 18 years of age if still in school) where there are severe and long standing concerns about emotional well-being and behaviours. If you think it would help to talk to somebody at CAMHS, a child, parent or guardian, will need to speak to someone such as a doctor or school nurse. They will then tell you what you need to do and what happens next.
- Further information on CAMHS can be found at : https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/your-guide-to-support/guide-to-camhs/
Additional Local Websites for Children and Young People
Leeds - MindMate
A Leeds-based website for young people, their families and the professionals who support them. If you are a young person, this website can give you useful tips and information on where to go for help, support and advice in Leeds. If you are a parent or carer concerned or upset by a child’s or teenager’s behaviour, MindMate also has key resources and information to help you support your child. Advice is also available for young parents or young people who are expecting a baby and are struggling with their emotional wellbeing.
North Yorkshire - Compass Reach
A free, confidential health and wellbeing service for children and young people aged 9 to19 (and up to 25 for those with special educational needs or disabilities) who may benefit from receiving early help and prevention work in relation to mild to moderate emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.
- Telephone: 01609 777 662 or freephone number 0800 008 7452
- Website: https://www.compass-uk.org/services/north-yorkshire-compass-reach
Kirklees - Thriving Kirklees - Kooth
Kooth.com is an anonymous, online counselling and support services for children and young, people, assessable through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. It's available for 10-19 year olds in Kirklees. Kooth is a confidential and anonymous way for Kirklees young people to gain support and guidance from qualified counsellors Its available up to 10 o’clock at night, 365 days a year.