If you think a child is in immediate danger…
Don't delay – call the police on 999,
or call NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, straight away.
If you are a young person in crisis…
You can call childline on: 0800 1111 for free to speak to someone about how you're feeling.
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger
Provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis
If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors
Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
If you are an adult in crisis…
Call the Samaritians on: 116 123
Young Minds parent helpline
For further support Young Minds has a Parent Helpline which is available to offer advice to anyone worried about a child or young person under 25:
Call for free Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm:
T: 0808 802 5544
For Outside of the Parents Helpline hours, please visit: https://youngminds.org.uk/contact-us/parents-helpline-enquiries/
If you're under 25 you can talk to The Mix for free on the phone, by email or on their webchat. You can also use their phone counselling service, or get more information on support services you might need.
Freephone: 0808 808 4994 (13:00-23:00 daily)
Bromley Y - Community Wellbeing
This is local charity offering free therapeutic support to families and young people between the ages of 0 – 18 years.
‘Most families experience serious difficulties sometimes. If it feels like family relationships are suffering, if you’re no longer sure what to do for the best, or family members seem stuck in repeating patterns of hurtful or harmful behaviour, Family Therapy may help.’
Bromley Y accept direct referrals from a parent/carer or from a young person.
T: 020 3770 8848
For more information on referrals please visit: https://www.bromleywellbeingcyp.org/how-to-refer/
Relate - Family Counselling
London South East Relate Centre
Community House, South Street
For more information about family counselling at Relate please visit:
‘If you’re having problems as a family, whatever’s causing them, Family Counselling can help the whole family to communicate better, and to understand and resolve differences.
When families go through change, it can be difficult to learn to adapt. Counselling can help family members to support one another through these difficult times, to reduce conflict and arguments and grow stronger as a result.’
Free helpline for parents: