Other Support

Find here some helplines and websites where you can get information, advice and support. All information provided by external organisations below is for reference purposes only. Please be aware they are not recommendations or guidance by SAYiT.

Need urgent help or advice?

Childline

A free, private and confidential service for young people, where you can talk about anything. 

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/

Call (Open 24/7) 0800 1111 

Webchat: (Open 24/7)
 https://www.childline.org.uk/login/?returnPath=/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/chat-entry/

Samaritans

24 hour service, 7 days a week offering emotional support.

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

Call (Open 24/7) 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org

 

 

The Mix

Essential support for under 25s. Phone, Email, Web support and Counselling. 

www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team/crisis-messenger 

Call 0808 808 4994

Text (Open 24/7)– text THEMIX to 85258 

Sheffield young people’s wellbeing support line 

A ssupport line so young people in the city aged 12–18 can talk about issues they’re struggling with.

www.sheffieldfutures.org.uk

Call (Open Mon-Fri 5pm-9pm and Saturday 9am to 9pm) 0808 275 8892

LGBT+ Specific support

LGBT Switchboard

An LGBT helpline for whatever you want to talk about

https://switchboard.lgbt/

Call: 0300 330 063 (10:00-22:00 every day)

Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt

Webchat: (Opens at 14:30)
https://switchboard.lgbt/help/

GALOP

The LGBT+ anti-violence charity for those who have experienced domestic abuse, hate crime or sexual violence

http://www.galop.org.uk/

Call: 0800 999 5428

Webchat: http://www.galop.org.uk/report/

Mermaids

A helpline for trans young people.

 https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/

Call: 0808 801 0400 (9:00-21:00 every day)

Email: info@mermaidsuk.org.uk

Other links and support for young people

Runaway Helpline

Runaway Helpline is here if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back

www.runawayhelpline.org.uk

Call: 116 000

Email: 116000@runawayhelpline.org.uk

 

 

SANEline

There for you if you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else who is

www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline

Call: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day)

Papyrus

If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling

https://papyrus-uk.org/

Call: 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends and bank holidays 2pm-10pm

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org 

Text: 07786 209 697

CALM

For male identifying people struggling with mental health.

https://www.thecalmzone.net/

Call: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day)

Webchat: (5pm–midnight every day)
https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/

Nightline

If you’re a student, you can look on the nightline website to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too.

https://www.nightline.ac.uk/want-to-talk/

The Hideout

A website to help young people understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you. Please note their webiste and information doesn’t particulary reflect LGBT+ experiences of abuse.

https://thehideout.org.uk/young-people/home/

 

Talk to Frank

Information support and help around drugs

https://www.talktofrank.com/

Call 0300 123 6600 (Open 24/7)

Text 82111

Email frank@talktofrank.com 

 

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