Self esteem and self image helplines

Use our helplines to find out more information and advice on self esteem and self image

Childline

Helpline: 0800 1111

childline.org.uk

How I look

Building confidence and self esteem

Peer pressure

ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, 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.

Get Connected

Helpline: 0808 808 4994

getconnected.org.uk

Helps under-25s with a wide range of issues and can put you in touch with the right sort of help near you no matter what your worry. This is also a friendly website for children and young people whose parents are splitting up.

Madly in Love

madlyinlove.org.uk

Sometimes a feeling is too good to keep to yourself. Sometimes it’s too difficult to handle alone. And sometimes your head’s so full you can’t even tell the difference. That’s where Madly in Love comes in. A place where young people share how they feel about sex, love and mental health. A place to talk about what’s going on in your head and heart – whether you’re loved up, breaking up or just up for a bit of fun.

Young Minds

Parent’s helpline: 0808 802 5544

youngminds.org.uk

For young people

Self esteem

National charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people, their Parents Information Service provides information and advice for any adult with concerns about a child or young person.

The Mix

themix.org.uk

Body image

Self esteem

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, and please-don’t- make-me- say-it- out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome. We’ll connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs. We’re a free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access our support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Whether it be through our articles and video content online or our phone, email, peer to peer and counselling services – we put the control in your hands. You can even volunteer with us too.

Epic Friends

epicfriends.co.uk

Common issues

This site is all about helping you to help your friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally.

Mindfull

mindfull.org

Are you feeling down, depressed or worried? Is your mind full of negative thoughts or questions? Do you want to talk about your mental health? If so, MindFull is the place for you! MindFull is a brilliant new service for 11-17 year olds, providing support, information and advice about mental health and emotional wellbeing; helping you to overcome life's ups and downs and feel confident and happy about who you are. You choose the type of support you receive and, because MindFull is online, you can get it whenever you want it, wherever you are. MindFull is here to help you get better; and we'll also give you tools and tips to help you get through those tough times that may arise in the future. We know that asking for help is not always easy, but MindFull is a safe and trustworthy space where you can choose the right support for you.

Papyrus

HOPELINEUK: 0800 068 4141

papyrus-uk.org

I'm worried about someone

Support for anyone under 35 experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person may be experiencing thoughts of suicide.

Students Against Depression

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.

Nightline

nightline.ac.uk

Find my Nightline

Nightlines provide emotional support to students in distress. Our phones are manned throughout the night during term time when other specialist university welfare services are closed. Now operating at over 90 universities and colleges, each individual Nightline is run by students for students at their university. Nightline is confidential and anonymous; students don't have to tell us anything about themselves, not even their name.

Campaign Against Living Miserably

Helpline: 0800 58 58 58

thecalmzone.net

Support for young men aged 15 to 35 suffering from depression.

The Samaritans

Tel: 0845 790 9090

samaritans.org

Whatever you're going through, we're here to help 24 hours a day. We won't judge you and we won't share what you tell us with anyone else. Get in touch by telephone, email, letter and face to face in the UK and Ireland. Visit befrienders.org if you live outside the UK or Ireland.

Anxiety Alliance

Helpline: 0845 2967877 (10am-4pm Monday to Friday)

anxietyalliance.org.uk

Advice and support for sufferers of anxiety disorders, phobias, panic attacks and OCD. Support is available for friends and families of sufferers too.

No Panic

Helpline: 0808 808 0545 (10-00am-10.00pm daily, plus overnight crisis line answerphone)

nopanic.org.uk

Aims are to aid the relief and rehabilitation of those people suffering from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, other related anxiety disorders, including tranquilliser and drug withdrawal, and to provide support to sufferers and their families and or carers.

More information and advice on our helplines pages