Someone to Talk to Now
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) If anybody acts inappropriately towards you or another child or young person online (such as sexual chat, or being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable); you can report it to CEOP.
Childline - 0800 1111 (always open, website includes online counselling)
Hopeline UK - Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINE247 (service provided by Papyrus) - Call 0800 068 41 41 or Text 07860 039967
Kooth - Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people. Available Monday-Friday Noon-10pm and Saturday/Sunday 6-10pm
Mermaids - 0808 801 0400 - Supporting transgender youth, their families and professionals working with them. (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm)
Police.uk - if you or someone else is in danger or it feels like a situation might get dangerous and you need support right away, click here to find out how to contact the police.
Shout - Text SHOUT to 85258 24/7 free text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere*. BLMK Residents should text REFLECT to 85258. *Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus. Other providers may charge.
Young Minds - Offers mental health advice and support for young people and families.
Young Minds Parents Helpline and Webchat - 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9:30-4pm)
NHS Mental Health Services
MK Urgent Care Response Team - For anyone experiencing severe and/or enduring mental health difficulties or who are having a mental health crisis. Self and professional referrals accepted.
CAMHS Milton Keynes Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service is a free service for children and young people up to 18 years old. Referrals can be made by professionals and young people who can self-refer, providing they live in the geographical catchment area. A telephone referral and advice line is available Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm on 01908 724544.
Milton Keynes Talking Therapies (IAPT) Service Providing free access to talking therapies and mental health care in Milton Keynes. Must be over 18 and registered with a GP in Milton Keynes. Telephoen referrals can be made by calling 01908 725099 between 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday.
NHS Safeguarding The NHS Safeguarding app has been developed to act as a comprehensive resource for healthcare professionals, carers and citizens. It provides 24-hour, mobile access on up to date legislation and guidance across the safeguarding life course.
Other Counselling in MK
SAASS (Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service) provides support, counselling and advice for people aged 16+ who have been affected by sexual assault or abuse (formerly Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes Rape Crisis). Telephone 01296 392468 or 01908 201971.
Victims First offer FREE and confidential counselling for victims of crime even if it has gone unreported, this includes victims of sexual abuse, rape, hate crime, domestic violence, etc.
West Bletchley WellBeing and Counselling Service is a free service for people aged 18 and over with proof of a West Bletchley Council postcode. You can visit their website or call them for more details.
Centre for Interactive Mental Health Solutions provide Bliss free Online Therapy for Depression.
Private Counselling Available Locally
NHS Safeguarding The NHS Safeguarding app has been developed to act as a comprehensive resource for healthcare professionals, carers and citizens. It provides 24-hour, mobile access on up to date legislation, and guidance across the safeguarding life course.
Calm Harm App - Free app that helps you manage or resist the urge to self-harm.