Get help and information

Whatever you're worried about or need help with there's advice and information.

However awful it feels or even if it feels trivial or small. You can find and ask for help. (sometimes it can feel hard to ask for help, check out our top tips)

There's help from both organisations in Cornwall and Nationally. 

Get Urgent Help

Get Urgent Help

Childline 0800 1111.

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

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


Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.Text SHOUT to 85258 (free)

Samaritans 116123.

If you're in distress and need support, you can ring the  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. 

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Runaway Helpline

Advice and information in Cornwall


A new text messaging service is available across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly linking young people with school nurses 

Called ChatHealth, it aims to provide a quick and easy way to access health advice and support on anything from relationships to wellbeing.


Kernow Connect 

If you’re a young person and looking for someone to talk to, you can ring or text us on the number below, we will take your details and get a Youth Worker to contact you within 5 working days. Our telephone number is manned during office hours (9am – 4:30pm). If you call/text outside of these hours leave a message with your contact details and we will get back to you within 5 working days.

Phone: 01872 722831

(If you need urgent support check out the information above)

Find out more about Kernow Connect including Youth Clubs and more




Kooth is a FREE, anonymous, confidential, safe, online wellbeing service, offering counselling, information, and forums for children and young people.

Young People Cornwall 

Here at YPC, we have weekly support hubs in locations across Cornwall 

We also provide online drop in hubs between 3:30-5:30 every weekday. Just visit 

Find out more about the support hubs


01872 222447

0774 1198551

Wellbeing Information & Advice

Useful Websites / Apps

There are some that can help with mental health and wellbeing. There are many apps out there. We've chosen some that are approved by the NHS and are free to use. Like most self-care ideas not all apps will work for all people so it worth trying a few to see what works for you. 

Important Note Apps are only a resource to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health. They do not replace the help of professionals. If you need more help ask.

There is a lot of great information and advice out there BUT there is also some really unhelpful stuff too... stick with tried and trusted websites to find the stuff you need to support your wellbeing safely.