Useful Links

Beat – beating eating disorders

Support and information for all individuals affected by eating disorders.


A confidential support service for young people aged 11 to 21, who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or unsure of their sexuality or gender identity

Bullying UK (part of Family Lives)

Providing advice and information about bullying for young people, parents and schools.

Helpline 0808 800 2222

Campaign Against Living Miserably

Offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via our helpline, webchat and website.  We’re open 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. For more info about the helpline service and call costs visit our helpline page. Helpline 0800 58 58 58

Catch 22

A substance misuse service for under 18’s facing problems with drugs or alcohol, we will listen and help you work through them. Referral and crisis line: 0800 5999591 (this is a free 24 confidential helpline. If you are a young person struggling and need someone to talk to about your substance use then please contact us- we are here to help


Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.’  Helpline 0800 1111.  The Childline website has lots of information on a variety of issues such as bullying, abuse, feelings, relationships, home and school life.

Eastleigh Youth Counselling Services

Offers free and confidential counselling to young people aged 11 to 19.

Family Lives

‘People contact us about all aspects of family life that include all stages of a child’s development, issues with schools and parenting/relationship support. We also respond when life becomes more complicated and provide support around family breakdown, aggression in the home, bullying at school, teenage risky behaviour and mental health concerns of both parents and their children. We provide a 24 hour helpline, advice website, live chat and parenting/relationship support groups.’

Helpline 0808 800 2222

Gendered intelligence

Gender identity issues – Resources for Young Trans People

Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter is a leading UK bereavement charity, offering free, professional support to bereaved children, young people and their families. They offer face-face and online therapeutic services, including grieftalk, their national, free helpline, open weekdays, 9am – 9pm which can be reached on 0808 802 0111 or via  They also offer best practice bereavement training and support to schools, professionals and organisations.

Hampshire CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

Helping with emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Hampshire County Council

Hampshire’s Supporting Families Programme


Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self-harm, their friends and families and professionals.

Life signs

Providing information and support to help people with issues around self harming. Information and support for individuals and those supporting them.


Help to reduce isolation and loneliness for gender variant and transgender children, young people and their families.

The Moving on Project

Provides counselling to young people 11-25 living in the Fareham and Gosport area.

NACOA (National Association for Children of Alcoholics)

Providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking.

Narcotics anonymous

Helping overcome drug problems

No Limits

No Limits is a charity which offers free and confidential information, advice, counselling, support and advocacy for children and young people under 26 who live in Southampton and Hampshire. All services are confidential and free to young people. 

Off The Record

A free, confidential and friendly service, offering information, support and counselling for young people aged 11-25 who live in the Portsmouth, Havant or surrounding areas.


Prevention of young suicide. Providing confidential support and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person.

Helpline UK 0800 068 4141

RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling)

The Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling service (RASAC) offers a free, confidential listening and support service for women and men who have been raped and/or sexually abused at any time in their lives, or for anyone who wants to talk about the effects of any unwanted sexual encounter.


Relate offers counselling services for every type of relationship nationwide. They provide advice on marriage, LGBT issues, divorce and parenting.


Whether it’s relationship abuse, sexting, consent or forced marriage that you’re concerned about, we have all the facts, support and guidance to help you make the right decisions and stay safe.


Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you.  We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call for free on 116 123

Self injury support    

For girls and young women affected by self-injury

Simon Says

Simon Says provides child bereavement support to children, parents, teachers and carers throughout Hampshire.

Street reach

Support young people in need through weekly outreach sessions, youth club nights, drop-in projects and trips.

Support After Suicide

Support after Suicide is a partnership of organisations that provide bereavement information and support for those affected by suicide.

Support Line

We offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. We work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. We also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support groups throughout the UK. Much of SupportLine’s work involves supporting adult survivors of childhood sexual, emotional and physical abuse.

Helpline 01708 765200

Winchester & District Young Carers

Support Young Carers by providing a safe place for them to share, relax and have fun.

Winchester Pregnancy Crisis Centre

Winchester Pregnancy Crisis Centre offers help and support to women and their families facing an unplanned pregnancy, or those needing help following a still birth, miscarriage or abortion.

Young Minds  

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.   Texting service available for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. Contact us

Young Minds (Parents section)

Worried about a child or young person’s behaviour or mental health? You’re not alone.

Call the YoungMinds Parents’ Helpline free on 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm) or email

Young People’s Information (YPI) Counselling

YPI counselling is a free counselling service based in Basingstoke for young people aged between 11-25