Children & teenagers

Organisations that can offer support advice for young people and their families

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Anorexia and bulimia care (ABC)

Anorexia Bulimia Care

01934 713789

Anorexia and Bulimia Care is a charity offering encouragement, advice and support for people with eating disorders and members of their family.



0800 1111

Childline is a free, confidential helpline for children and young adults offering help and advice – “whatever your worry, whenever you need help”



Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders is an international organisation of and for families and carers of eating disorder patients.  They help families by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment and advocate for research.



020 8519 2122

MIND is the mental health charity for England and Wales that helps people take control of their mental health. They provide information to help promote understanding of mental health and campaign to create a society that promotes good mental health for all.

If you live in Scotland, you can contact the Scottish Association for Mental Health –



0345 120 3778

OCD UK is a national charity providing help for children and adults who are affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Papyrus – Prevention of young suicide


0800 068 41 41

Papyrus is a UK charity committed to suicide prevention. They run a confidential hotline for children, teenagers and young people who are worried about how they are feeling, and for anyone who is concerned about a young person.

Young Minds

Young Minds

0808 802 5544

Young Minds is a national charity offering information to young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. They run a telephone helpline for parents and carers worried about a child or young person.


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