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Samaritans If you're in emotional distress or at risk of suicide, Samaritans are there for you 24 hours a day. With Samaritans, you get the time and the space to find a way through. Visit www.samaritans.org for more details. For support Phone: 08457 909090 (UK) and 1850 609090 (ROI). Or e-mail: jo@samaritans.org for a confidential reply.

Young Minds

YoungMinds Parents' Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional well being of a child or young person. Freephone: 0800 018 2138 www.youngminds.org.uk Booklets for young people available from YoungMinds, 102 - 108 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5SA (020 7336 8445)

Kidscape Helpline for parents of children who are being bullied. Booklets for young people can be downloaded from the web site. Phone: 020 773 03300 www.kidscape.org.uk
Depression Alliance
Depression Alliance has set up self help groups around the country. Phone: 0207 633 0557 ext 202. For their postnatal depression helpline phone 0208 768 0123 www.depressionalliance.org
Sexwise Information and advice for 12 - 18 year olds on issues like peer pressure, relationships, sexuality, contraception, pregnancy etc. Freephone: 0800 28 29 30 (Mon - Sun, 7am - midnight) www.ruthinking.co.uk

Mind is a mental health charity. They have local branches and can offer advice and information on a range of issues. www.mind.org.uk
c.a.l.m. Support and advice for young men in Manchester, Merseyside, Cumbria and Bedfordshire, up to the age of 25, who are feeling low or suicidal. Freephone: 0800 585 858 (5pm - 3am) www.thecalmzone.net
National Drugs Helpline
National Drugs Helpline 24 hour information and advice for anyone concerned about drug or solvent misuse. Not a counselling service. Freephone: 0800 77 66 00 www.ndh.org.uk
National helpline networker
National helpline for young people under 25 helps them work out what they need most. Can put them in touch with places that can help - whatever the issue Freephone: 08 08 80 84994 (1pm - 11pm) www.getconnected.org
Nightline is the student helpline in most Universities, the national website will have details of your local telephone number and opening hours. www.nightline.niss.ac.uk

Heros is a database of helping services of all types in the Hull area. www.heros.org.uk

Childline Free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people. Freephone: 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
Bullying Online has information and helpful links for anyone concerned with bullying; teachers, parents, friends and young people themselves. www.bullying.co.uk
SaneLine is a national, out-of-hours telephone help-line for anyone coping with mental illness. Their lines are open from 12 noon to 2 am every day of the year. Phone: 0845 767 8000 ( local call rate ). www.sane.org.uk
This is a forum for the exchange of ideas on peer support, for the review of interventions to address the problem of bullying whether in schools or the workplace, for making links with other people who have a shared interest in this area, for hearing about training opportunities in peer support and for reading about the latest research updates in the field. www.peersupport.co.uk/

Careline Confidential counselling for young people and adults in crisis. Phone: 020 8514 1177 (Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm, 7pm - 10pm)

Youth Access can tell young people under 25 where their nearest free advice, info and counselling service is. Phone: 020 8772 9900 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm)

CALL a free confidential mental health telephone helpline service for people in Wales. Gives listening support to those who need to talk through their experiences and feelings. Can give information on services available throughout Wales and nationally. Freephone: 0800 132 737 (Mon - Fri, 7pm - 11pm. Sat and Sun, 12 noon - 12 midnight)

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