Support for under 18s

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Extra Support

We know that suicide affects everyone in the family and community, regardless of their age and we all need the right support. If you are under 18, there are some excellent organisations who you can talk to and seek support from.

We are sorry but you cannot use our services if you are under 18, even if you are accompanied by someone older, as we do not have the appropriate qualifications or insurance. We strongly encourage you to get in touch with one of the organisations below.

If you are an adult caring for a young adult or child who has been bereaved by suicide, take a look at supporting children and young adults for more information.

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Organisations who can help you if you are under 18
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The national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

0800 068 4141 Email Text Visit Website


The Campaign Against Living Miserably exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. They use young men’s peers, their voices and interests to reach them and their materials and communications are created by young men. You can call or text their helpline – see their site for details depending on your location.

0800 58 58 58 Visit Website
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Cruse Bereavement Support

This site is designed by young people for young people and includes an interactive section. If you are a young person you can send a private message to one of their trained volunteers.
Cruse also offer support to adults caring for bereaved children or young adults.

0808 808 1677 Email Visit Website
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Winston’s Wish

The leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved families in the UK. They have specialist expertise in supporting children bereaved by suicide and they also have a site for young people.

08088 020 021 Visit Website
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Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter is a leading UK bereavement charity, offering free, professional support to bereaved children, young people and their families. Our qualified team offer face-face and online therapeutic services, including grieftalk, our national, free helpline, open weekdays, 9am – 9pm.

We also offer best practice bereavement training and support to schools, professionals and organisations.

0808 802 0111 Email Visit Website
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Samaritans exist to help people day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

116 123 Visit Website
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Childline is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a Childline counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small. Call them free, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email.

0800 1111 Visit Website
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If U Care Share

If U Care Share Foundation are a charity promoting emotional well being in young people & supporting families affected by suicide.

0191 387 5661 Visit Website
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Child Bereavement UK

Supports families and educates professionals when a child dies or is dying or when a child is facing bereavement. Young people can contact them confidentially by phone or email them.

0800 02 888 40 Visit Website
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Richmond’s Hope

Richmond’s Hope provides support for children and young people aged 4-18 years who have been bereaved.

0141 230 6123 Email Visit Website