You might want to try counselling if you are having difficulties at school, home or with friends. If you’re having a tough time with things like keeping up with schoolwork, making friends, being bullied or more general underlying feelings of anxiety then counselling might be for you. Counselling gives you a chance to talk to an independent professional person about these things and get help and advice to make you feel better.
Kooth is a FREE, safe anonymous online counselling and support service for children and young people. Kooth can offer confidential 1 to 1 online counselling, self help resources, peer to peer forums and interesting articles written by young people for young people.
Noah’s Ark Centre offers a safe and confidential space to talk freely and openly to someone who is not a family member or a friend.
Rainbows is a structured programme for children who are experiencing loss such as death or divorce in their family. The Rainbows programme helps by providing a safe setting with adult facilitators and materials, storybooks, games and creative activities to help lead them gently through the grieving process.
Relate is for children and young people who might be experiencing problems at school, issues at home or generally not feeling like themselves.
Childline offers FREE confidential support over the telephone or online with a 1-1 councillor. No problem is too big or small.
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger provides FREE, text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis. All texts are answered by trained volunteers.
Victim Support is an independent charity supporting people affected by crime or traumatic events to get the support they need and the respect they deserve. The support is FREE, confidential and tailored to individual needs.
West Yorkshire & Harrogate Suicide Bereavement Service offers FREE support to people after a suicide of someone you care about.
Kirklees & Calderdale Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre offers FREE support services for both females and males who have been affected by sexual and domestic violence. KCRASAC are here to listen, to believe you without judgement and can offer support and advice to victim-survivors, family members, friends and partners, as well as signposting and referring to other appropriate services.