Get help and information

Need urgent help?


Childline If you're under 19 you can confidentially call, email, or chat online about any problem big or small 0800 1111.

You can sign up for a childline account on their website, so you can message a counsellor anytime without using your email address



YoungMinds Crisis Messenger Text YM to 85258 


If you're in distress and need support, you can ring Samaritans for free at any time of the day or night on 116123.

You can email them too, but they say that it will take longer to respond. 


Advice and information 

Mind Your Way

Our favourite starting point is Mind Your Way... from our friends in Young People Cornwall 

On Mind Your Way you will find

  • information about mental health and mental health problems,

  • how to look after your mental health and promote wellbeing,

  • how to get help and what services are available locally, and

  • hear from other young people sharing their experiences.

Click on their logo below to head over to their site.

MYW logo 


Kooth provides online counselling support and advice for 11-19 year olds

The are open: 
Monday - Friday 12pm - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday 4pm - 10pm

The Mix

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. 

You can call them for free on  0808 808 4994 and they are open 13:00-23:00 every day.