Help and Support
Because sometimes we need a little support - and that's OK.
Find a list of useful organisations that can help you.
A trusted adult, teacher or parent
The first place to visit for support should always be a responsible and trusted adult in your life. Whether that is a parent, teacher, guardian, family member or someone in your community - please consider speaking to them first.
It is important to remember that you are not alone and there is support out there. Even in your school there may be 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.
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?
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.
They have a directory of support organisations that can help!
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.
Find a Helpline is a website that can help you find support wherever you are in the world.
Type in your country and you'll be directed to the phoneline where you can connect with another human and get free help.
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.
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.
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.
Can't find help in your country?
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!