Anti-bullying helplines and information

Bullying is described by the Anti-Bullying Alliance as “the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power.”

Bullying includes a whole range of behaviours from name-calling and spreading rumours through to spitting, cutting or sticking chewing gum in someone’s hair, groping and unwanted touch, hitting, kicking and pushing, manipulation and bribery. Bullying behaviour can be criminal behaviour if a child is harmed or threatened with harm and is always a child protection issue.Here is a list of organisations that can provide help, further advice and support:

Information for young people

Anti-Bullying Alliance visit You can also follow them on Twitter at @ABAonline or like them on Facebook.
The Diana Award, Anti-Bullying Campaign gives young people, teachers and parents the skills and confidence to tackle all forms of bullying - advice, research and content tailored to young people aged 13-25 aimed to reduce the prominence and harmful effect of bullying - website with information and resources relating to bullying and other child protection issues

Anxiety and panic helplines

Use our helplines to find out more information and advice on anxiety and panic attacks.

According to Mental Health Foundation, 13.2% of people have experienced a panic attack in their lives. A panic attack is the abrupt onset of intense fear or discomfort that can see symptoms such as palpitations, pounding heart, sweating and shortness of breath.

If someone has a panic attack you can help them:
Stay calm and comfort them until the feelings pass.
Reassure them that they are not in danger and you won't leave them until they feel better.
Encourage them to breathe slowly and deeply.
Use positive language and don't be dismissive of how they feel.
Try to get the to focus on something they can see, feel and smell.
Ask them what they need afterwards - water or something to eat. They might need to go home and rest to make sure they are well enough to do so.

Mental health helplines for children and adults

Young Minds
The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
0808 802 5544


Papyrus (Prevention of young suicide)

HopelineUK - part of Papyrus
Contact HopelineUK if you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HopelineUK for confidential support and practical advice.
Call: 0800 068 4141
Text: 07786209697 or
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm weekdays 2pm – 10pm weekends 2pm – 10pm bank holidays. Our Suicide Prevention Advisers are ready to support you.

Tel: 0300 5000 927
Working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.

Time to Change
Time to Change is England's most ambitious programme to end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems. Our vision is to make lives better for everyone by ending mental health discrimination and to inspire people to work together to end the discrimination surrounding mental health.

Bi-Polar UK
Tel: 020 7931 6480
BiPolar UK is a user led charity working to enable people affected by Bipolar disorder / manic depression to take control of their lives.

Breast cancer screening helpline


Up to 270 women in England may have died because they did not receive invitations to a final routine breast cancer screening. Speaking in the Commons, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt said 450,000 women aged 68-71 had failed to get invitations since 2009, due to a computer error.

The NHS intended to contact these women if they were still living in the UK and registered with a GP by the end of May, with the first 65,000 letters going out this week.

Jeremy Hunt said anyone who does not receive a letter this month is not likely to have been affected. Those under the age of 72 will receive an appointment letter informing them of the time and date.

Those over 72 will be offered access to a helpline to decide if it will be beneficial for them.

If you're concerned you can call the breast screening helpline number 0800 169 2692.

Go the NHS Choices website for more information.

Never Too Late To Tell grooming helplines



The NSPCC has information about grooming available here:


The Children’s Society

Stop CSE



The NSPCC helpline is available if you’re worried about achild, even if you’re unsure, contact their professional counsellor’s 24/7 forhelp, advice and support.

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000 or email

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Muslim Women's Network UK - 0121 236 9000 / 07415 206936 /07779 358 131

Childline 0800 1111

Rape Crisis 0808 802 9999