If you are worried or upset about something, try talking to an adult you can trust. There are also a range of helplines and websites where you can find helpful information, advice and support.
For more guidance on safeguarding, please see our Young Person Guide to Safeguarding.
T: 0800 1111
Childline provides free confidential advice and support for all young persons up to 19 years old. Whatever your worry, Childline counsellors are here to help. Speak to them by phone, online, email 24 hours a day or through their free app called Zipit. Sign up for a free Childline locker to use their free 1- 2-1 counsellor chat. https://www.childline.org.uk/registration/
T: 0808 800 5000
NSPCC are the UK’s leading children’s charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover. They can be contacted by phone, online, email 24 hours a day.
Text: YM to 85258
24/7 support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis. They provide a text service and online directory to work through how young persons are feeling, what to do and what support to contact.
Whatever you’re going through, you can contact the Samaritans for support. N.B This is a listening service and does not offer advice or intervention. This is a 24/7 service.
T: 0800 0502020 (Monday-Friday 9.30-4.30)
Information and support for LGBT communities and their allies.
Please see Motorsport UK Young Persons leaflet for further information.