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Who to Call

We have collated a selection of helplines that offer various levels of support for problems ranging from cyberbullying and revenge porn, to mental health and suicide prevention.

Although we do our best to monitor the effectiveness and reliability of any external organizations that we link to – we cannot accept responsibility for any problems resulting in the use of these resources.

Bullying & Cyberbullying Helplines

CHILDLINE (UK) 0800 1111

  • If you are under 18 years of age
  • Available 24/7
  • Counselling and advice for children who are in distress or suffering abuse

STOP BULLYING NOW HOTLINE (USA) 1-800-273-8255

  • Helpline set up by US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Available 24/7

Kids Helpline (AUS) 1-800 55 1800

  • Advice for children parents and schools
  • Available 24/7

NSPCC HELPLINE (UK) 0808 800 5000

  • If you are an adult concerned about the safety of a child
  • Available 24/7
  • Help and advice from the NSPCC’s trained counsellors

Young Minds (UK) 0808 802 5544

  • Advice for parents on bullying and mental health
  • Open Monday-Friday 9.30am-4pm

Kids Help Phone (Canada) 800-668-6868

  • Available 24/7
  • Bilingual
  • Advice for children and youths

 

 Mental Health Helplines

 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (USA) 1-800-273-8255

  • Suicide prevention
  • Available 24/7
  • Website also in Spanish

Samaritans (UK) 116123

  • Suicide prevention
  • Depression and anxiety support
  • Available 24/7
  • Free to call telephone number

Suicide National Hopeline (USA) 1-800-784-2433

  • Available 24/7
  • Also available in Spanish 1-888-628-9454

Lifeline (Aus) 131114

  • Suicide prevention
  • Available 24/7

Anxiety UK (UK) 08444 775774

  • Support for anxiety and related problems
  • Open Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm

Mind Information Line (UK) 0300 123 3393

  • Help and advice on mental health for adults and young people
  • Open from 9am-6pm Monday-Friday
  • Not open on bank holidays

International Bipolar Foundation (Spain & USA) 1-800-784-2433

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Bilingual
  • Busy helplines at times – limited resources during busy periods
  • Spain helpline can be reached on 914590050

 

Eating Disorders & Negative Body Image Helplines

National Eating Disorders Association (USA) 1-800-931-2237

  • Monday-Thursday from 9am-9pm and Friday from 9am-5pm
  • Closed for public holidays
  • Help and advice for people affected by eating disorders

Beat (UK) 0808 801 0677

  • Provides support for anybody affected by eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS
  • Open 365 days per year from 3pm to 10pm

The Butterfly Foundation (AUS) 1-800 33 4673

  • Open Monday-Friday from 8am-9pm AEST
  • Closed for public holidays
  • Personalised and confidential support for eating disorders and body image negativity

ANAD (USA) 1-800-931-2237

  • Offers support and encouragement to people affected by eating disorders
  • Provides referrals for treatment
  • Open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm

 

Revenge Porn Helplines

Revenge Porn (UK) 0345 6000 459

  • Open 10am-4pm Monday-Friday
  • Provides advice to anybody affected by revenge porn including families

 

LGBTQ+ Helplines

The Trevor Project (USA) 1-866-488-7386

  • Available 24/7
  • Suicide prevention within the LGBGTQ+ community

LGBT Foundation (UK) 0345 330 3030

  • Helps people within the LGBT+ community stay safe and assists them with trauma and health concerns.
  • Open 10am-10pm Monday-Friday

 

Addiction Helplines

Video Game Addiction (UK) 08000 886 686

  • Specializes in video game addiction
  • Available 24/7

American Addiction Centers (USA) 888-970-4559

  • Offers treatment for various addictions
  • Available 24/7

Restart (USA) 1-800-682-6934

  • Specializes in treatment for technology related addictions including gaming, social media and VR
  • Available 24/7
  • Focus on residential care