Supporting yourself (under 18)

We would always urge you to talk to someone – it’s Why Talking Fixes. Talking with someone who is there to support you can guide you most effectively to positive solutions and positive outcomes.  

Prefer texting ?

See below for more info about CRISIS TEXT LINE  and a short video for more information.

Every texter is connected with a real-life human being trained to bring people from a hot moment to a cool calm place through active listening and collaborative problem-solving. All of the Crisis Volunteers donate their time to helping people in crisis.

For more info watch the video or visit the SHOUT website here – Shout crisis text line

See below for more info about HOPELINEUK provided by PAPYRUS (prevention of young suicide). 

HOPELINEUK advisers are all trained to help you focus on staying safe from suicide. Their training enables them to provide advice and support that may help you to move forward and stay alive. After your first contact you will receive an automated response with the HOPELINEUK opening hours, after that, your message will be picked up by one of their advisors who will get to know more about your individual situation so that the best help can be provided.

The video below from HopelineUK covers your mobile phone (phone support and text support). Note both text line numbers (the one above and the one in the video) are valid, but during the Coronavirus pandemic, it is suggested to use the number above rather than the one in the video. 

For more information on HopelineUK please use this link: HOPELINEUK.

See below for more info about ChatHealth provided by the  Health for Teens  team.

ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team. The mobile number above is for the Nottingham based service. You’ll see in this link the areas of the country where ChatHealth is available at the moment, as well as the numbers to use if you want to text and get in touch for advice about any aspect of your physical or emotional health.

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For great advice (from Childline) on covering

your tracks, click  ‘ Cover tracks ‘ button


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