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Emergency Contacts

Emergency Contacts

If you need to speak to someone urgently you can get friendly, confidential advice from these 24 hour helplines.

ChildLine – 0800 1111 Childline is for children and young people up to 19. You can contact ChildLine any time (24 hours a day) for free, about anything. No problem is too big or too small. It has a confidential telephone helpline, email and online message boards and will not tell anyone else without your permission. Call 0800 1111 or visit

NHS 111 Service – 111 Health advice, information and reassurance.

Frank – National Drugs Helpline -0300 123 6600 Straight up, unbiased information and confidential and friendly advice about drugs.

Domestic Violence Helpline – 0800 970 2070 If you need to talk to someone urgently or need in-depth support.

Samaritans – 116 123 Confidential support for people feeling distressed or suicidal.

Sexual Health Helpline – 0300 123 7123

Switchboard, the LGBT Helpline – 0300 330 0630 Daily 10am-10pm. Free and confidential support, and information for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans gendered communities throughout the UK.

Shelter – 0808 800 4444

Daily 8am-8pm weekdays, 8am-5pm weekends. Advice if you have nowhere to stay tonight or are at risk of homelessness.