ChildLine is a private and confidential service allowing you to talk to trained counsellors about any problem you may be facing.

You can call them for free at any time on 0800 111. What you say to a counsellor stays between you and ChildLine.

ChildLine’s trained counsellor can help you with all sorts of things, like bullying, problems at home and self-harm.

The ChildLine pages give advice on a range of issues faced by young people – mental health, sexual identity, exam stress, eating problems are just some of the topics covered. For more info click here


The Department for Education has today announced a major review into sexual abuse in education settings alongside a dedicated helpline to provide support and guidance to adults and children who have been victims of abuse.

NSPCC helpline

The new dedicated, confidential helpline will be run by the NSPCC and is available to current or past victims as well as parents, carers or professionals with concerns.

The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is 0800 136 663, which will be live from tomorrow (Thursday 1 April).

Anyone with concerns should visit to find out how to get help:


CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. CAMHS are the NHS services that assesses and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.

CAMHS support covers depression, problems with food, self-harm, abuse, violence or anger, bipolar, schizophrenia and anxiety, to name a few.

There are local NHS CAMHS services around the UK, with teams made up of nurses, therapists, pyschologists, support workers and social workers, as well as other professionals.

Call 0800 328 4444 and choose Option 2 for CAMHS.

The helpline is open:

  • Monday to Friday from 8am to 11pm                    
  • Weekends and Bank holidays from midday to 8pm
  • Outside these hours, crisis calls will be passed to an out of hours CAMHS professional. If they’re not available to talk straight away, you can arrange a call back.


Your guide to CAMHS, who’s who in mental health services and who you can call if you need to talk to someone. For more info click here 

Check out West London CAMHS page my clicking here