24/7 helplines

Browse through the list - there are many different ones.
If you are in touch with any of them, please say you found them via Divorce Aid.



If you want to talk to someone, call ChildLine on 0800 11 11 You can call at any time of day or night, seven days a week. Lines are often busy, so keep trying.

Or you can write to:
Freepost 1111
N1 0BR

You don't need a stamp. This is a free and confidential 24 hour helpline for children who are in trouble or feel in danger. Here you will find trained volunteer counsellors who will comfort, advise and protect you. This is for children and young people. Check out their website at www.childline.org.uk to find out loads more. You are not alone. There is always someone to listen to you and they are there to help you. Please call.



Samaritans are always there for you, 24/7. Day or night, you can always phone them.

No problem is too small and everything you say is confidential. There is no need to feel alone. When everyone is getting you down, you can talk to them and they will understand and talk it through with you.

Contact Samaritans by phoning 08457 90 90 90
(Rep of Ireland 1850 60 90 90)

You can also visit their website at www.samaritans.org


NSPCC Child Protection Helpline

NSPCC child protection line

This helpline never closes, day or night, someone is there to speak to you. Calls are free except from a mobile and you are never turned away. If you need help, call 0808 800 5000

If you have hearing difficulties, please phone 0800 056 0566
All counsellors are trained child protection officers with many years experience of dealing with families. This service is confidential. You don't have to give your name if you don't want to but remember that these are the people you can trust. If you have difficulty getting through and you or someone else in your family is in danger, don't hesitate to dial 999.
Check out their website if you want further information - www.nspcc.org.uk

Write to:
The NSPCC Child Protection Helpline
PO Box 18222
London EC2A 3RU

Email: help@nspcc.org.uk This is not an emergency service but they will try to get back to you within 24 hours.
If you need urgent advice, phone 0808 800 5000

Talk to Frank if you have a problem about drugs or alcohol
"When my mate offered me drugs, Frank told me what to do."

FRANK Call 0800 77 66 00 for free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day. Your call is free from landlines but charges vary for mobiles. Many languages are available. Anyone can phone, even parents. If you are unable to talk to your parents about your problems, why not give them this number or web address?
Website: www.talktofrank.com

You may have seen their excellent TV ad campaign with the talking dog.

If you're deaf you can Textphone FRANK on 0800 917 8765.
You can also email: frank@talktofrank.com and they do their best to reply within 24 hours. What an excellent service!

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