Helplines

helplines

Samaritans 
www.samaritans.org  
Provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings. 
                           Childline
www.childline.org.uk 
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19
 NSPCC
www.nspcc.org.uk

  Bedford Open Door
www.bedfordopendoor.org.uk
A local charity providing FREE and confidential counselling to young people aged 13 to 25.
 kidshealth
www.kidshealth.org
Information on health, fitness, drugs, alcohol sexual health and many more
   kidscape
www.kidscape.org.uk
Bullying advice, helpline, information, anti-bullying resources and training
 victim support
www.victimsupport.org
A national charity giving free confidential help and advice to victims of crime
   Hope
www.hopeprogramme.com
Offers a telephone helpline, emotional support and counselling to women and girls, men and boys, over 10 yrs old who have suffered rape and sexual violence
 BedsDV
www.bedsdv.org.uk
24 hour national Domestic Violence helpline 0808 2000 247
   Emerald Centre
emeraldcentre.org
A dedicated specialist centre providing a comprehensive service to male and female victims of sexual assault and rape aged 13 years and over
 yourspace
www.youngminds.org.uk
Promotes child and adolescent mental health and services
   Rapecrisis
www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Information about rape and sexual violence including details of your nearest Rape Crisis Centre if you need support
 after adoption
www.afteradoption.org.uk
Support for birth relatives and adoptive families

   brook
www.brook.org.uk
Free & Confidential sexual health services and advice for thoseaged under 25
 frank
www.talktofrank.com
Free and confidential advice on drugs
   harmless
harmless.org.uk
Provides a range of services about self harm including support, information and training
 CAN
www.can.org.uk
Can Young People offers support, information and advice to young people who use drugs and/or alcohol or those affected by it
   Mens Advice Line
www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Support for male victims of domestic violence
 carers in beds
www.carersinbeds.co.uk
Support for young carers
   youth mental health
www.nhs.uk/Livewell/youth-mental-health
An information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress
the hideout 
www.thehideout.org.uk
Advice for young people on domestic violence
 

 beat
www.b-eat.co.uk

An eating disorder charity.
 mind
www.mind.org.uk

Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem
                                                                               myh
www.myh.org.uk

Provides free and confidential faith and culturally sensitive support services.
 the mix2
www.themix.org.uk

Essential support for the Under 25's.
 








the mix
www.getconnected.org.uk

Free confidential and multi-issue helpline service for young people under 25.