Help & Support

Because no one should have no one to talk to.

A trusted adult, teacher or parent

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Thank you for visiting this page but before you look at the information below please consider speaking to a trusted adult in your life. Whether that is a parent, teacher, guardian, family member or someone in your community.

You are not alone and there is support out there. Even in your school there maybe services and help that you are not aware of. Please ask.

Please note: Empathy Week and our staff are only able to signpost organisations and services and cannot respond personally to individual requests.

 

Peer-to-peer support with MeeToo

One of our partners this year who has an evolutionary peer-to-peer support app which is moderated by real humans and trained counsellors and it is FREE to every student, everywhere!
1. Moderated by humans

No post is public until it's been verified by an adult.

2. No identifiable personal markers

No real names, no information sharing - any post with this information such as phone numbers, addresses is automatically blocked.

3. Peer to peer support from those similar to them

Students only see posts from others 2 years above or below their own age.

4. The MeeToo Directory

This signposts students to more specific (tailored) specialist healthcare services and charities, enabling them to get access to relevant specialist care that they may not have otherwise been aware of. 

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Support Organisations

Have you been triggered or affected by what you've seen and talked about? Here's a list of organisations, helplines and information pages where you can get support. 

 

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21 Together provide training, therapy, resources, interventions, peer support and expert guidance to support children and young people with Down syndrome. They also provide support for family members and professionals supporting those with Down syndrome.

United for Global Mental Health want to see a world where everyone, everywhere, has someone to turn to in support of mental health. Click on the link below to see their international directory of mental health support helplines and websites in countries all over the world. 

An alliance of national youth empowerment organisations, inspiring and mobilising young people to find and share their voice on the issues that matter to them. Use this website to find a YMCA in your country and access their youth empowerment projects. 

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The Mix aims to help all under 25s take on any challenge - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Support provided includes helpful information and resources, online chat, free, confidential helpline and counselling services.

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Young Minds provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. Their website is full of advice and information on what to do if you're struggling with how you feel. They also empower parents and adults who work with young people, to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. 

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UK’s first online schools mental health festival and database to connect educators with local mental health and well-being experts who work with young people. 

Find support organisations and advice to help with all things mental health and wellbeing.

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The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male.

CALM exists to change this offering frontline services (including free and confidential helpline and webchat), community services, and awareness campaigns.

 

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Can't find help in your country?

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Child Helpline International is a collective impact organisation with 167 members from 140 countries and territories around the world.

Use this service to help find a local organisation near you that may be able to help!