Bullying and cyber bullying helplines
Parent’s Helpline: 020 7823 5430 (Mon-Tues 10-5pm)www.kidscape.org.uk
Whatever your problem or concern we are here to support you. All problems, whether big or small, will be answered with the same level of care and concern. Your call will be treated as confidential and you can remain anonymous.
Bullying UK (Part of Family Lives)
Helpline: 0808 800 2222
BullyingUK part of Family Lives have launched a new LiveOnline Support service for every member of the family to get advice direct from our Expert team, our advisors are standing by to support you with a wide range of bullying problems.
Respect Me (Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service)
Our vision is of a respecting, just, equal and inclusive Scotland in which all children and young people can live free from bullying and harassment and are encouraged to reach their full potential. Our work is driven by a focus on children’s rights.
Children 1st Scotland
Helpline: 08000 28 22 33
We get calls from parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, neighbours and friends who all want the same thing - to try and make things better. Many callers get in touch with us when they are at the end of their tether and feel like they can't cope anymore. Sometimes callers are embarrassed about asking for help but they soon find that just talking things through can really make a difference. If you have a problem, don't wait until you feel things get out of control.
Helpline: 0800 169 6928
The website contains information and practical advice on bullying, as well as contact details for the free helpline or you can email us via the contact us form. Trained staff operate the confidential telephone helpline taking calls from victims, parents or from people with information about the bullying of children. As well as acting as a listening ear service, the team provides practical advice and can act as a mediator between the organisation where the bullying is taking place and the parent/carer of the child involved.
The Diana Award
The Diana Award's Anti-Bullying Campaign involves a number of different projects aimed at reducing bullying in schools. One of our main projects is the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme which has trained over 22,000 young people across the UK to lead on anti-bullying campaigns in their schools.
EACH – Educational Action Challenging Homophobia
Helpline on 0808 1000 143 (Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm)
EACH provides a free and confidential, homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying reporting service for children and young people up to 18 years of age. If you have been a target of this bullying you can call our freephone Helpline on 0808 1000 143 (Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm) or scroll through the website and use our online self-reporting form to receive the same support.
The internet is an amazing place and a wonderful resource and our aim is to help make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people. Find the latest information on the sites and services that you like to use, plus information about mobiles, gaming, downloading, social networking and much more.
UK Safer Internet
We provide support and services to children and young people, adults facing online harms, and professionals working with children. A bridge between Government, industry, law enforcement and society, we are the engine of the online protection landscape in the UK, dealing with both prevention and response. We are unique. Formed of three charities, Childnet, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL, we work together to identify threats and harms online and then create and deliver critical advice, resources, education and interventions that help keep children and young people, and adults, safe. We share our best practices across the UK and globally.
We believe that young people have the power to Inspire Change and Make a Difference. However, we know that when a person is bullied, it impacts on their dreams and aspirations, their academic ability and their overall emotional well-being and this can have a major impact on their mental health. At BulliesOut, in addition to our e-mentoring support, we provide innovative, engaging and interactive anti-bullying workshops and training programmes that are developed to reduce bullying in schools and the workplace; change attitudes and behaviours, recognise and respect difference, understand impact and consequences and raise confidence and self-esteem.
Ditch the Label
Here to help young people aged 12-25 navigate the issues affecting them most. From bullying and mental health, to relationships, identity, and even the tough stuff in-between. We can help. We know that young people are almost entirely oriented around seeking advice online when they most need help; so we provide digital safe spaces and direct, non-judgemental support in a matter of clicks. In the time it takes you to read this, at least 2 young people will have benefited from Ditch the Label support.
Childline Helpline: 0800 1111
Mobile phone safety ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat with us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994
Life’s tough, we know that. It can throw a lot your way and make it hard to know what the hell to do with it all. So, welcome to The Mix. Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, we give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome.
PapyrusPapyrus HOPElineUK – 0800 068 41 41
SMS: 07786 209697www.papyrus-uk.org Support for those dealing with suicidal feelings, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.
Text Shout to 85258
Part of The Diana Award, Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
Students Against Depressionwww.studentdepression.org Developed in consultation with students who have been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts. Many of their stories and suggestions are included on the site.
Campaign Against Living MiserablyHelpline: 0800 58 58 58www.thecalmzone.net
BullyingWe support people suffering from depression. 125 lives are lost every week to suicide. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. We exist to change this. We do it by provoking conversation, running life-saving services, and bringing people together so they reject living miserably, get help when they need it and don’t die by suicide.
The Cybersmile Foundation
The Cybersmile Foundation offers practical help, support and advice for anybody affected by cyberbullying, as well as hate campaigns including parents, children, teachers and carers. You will find important information regarding cyberbullying in the advice and guidance section of the website along with links to many other organisations that all offer different ways of helping with cyberbullying issues.
Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
IWF is the UK Hotline for the public to report child sexual abuse content on the internet. It works with the internet industry and the police in the UK and abroad to get the content removed. You can report on their website, anonymously if you prefer.
Molly Rose Foundation
The aim of the Molly Rose Foundation is suicide prevention, targeted towards young people under the age of 25. Many young people feel they are a burden or undeserving of support. By asking the question, you are showing that you are ready to listen and will help them to access support. Not asking is too great a risk to take. We want to help spot those suffering from mental illness and connect them to the help, support and practical advice they need.
ACAS Helpline: 0300 123 1100 (Mon-Fri 8-6pm)
Customers with a hearing or speech impairment contact us on Relay UK or by dialling 18001 0300 123 1100.
Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. We support good relationships between employers and employees which underpin business success. But when things go wrong we help by providing conciliation to resolve workplace problems.