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Get urgent help

Get urgent help

Going through a crisis? Based in the UK? Place2Be can’t provide support outside of our schools, but there are other organisations that can help.

If someone’s life is in immediate danger, call 999.

Shout (in partnership with Place2Be)

Text CONNECT to 85258

  • For: anyone in the UK
  • Available: free, 24 hours a day
  • More info: giveusashout.org

Childline

Call 0800 1111
Chat online (set up an account first)
Send an email (set up an account first)

  • For: children and young people in the UK
  • Available: free, 24 hours a day
  • More info: childline.org.uk


Samaritans

Call 116 123
Send an email (response within 24 hours)

  • For: adults in the UK
  • Available: free, 24 hours a day
  • More info: samaritans.org
Knowing I wasn't alone got me through a difficult night. Texter, Shout

Support for under-18s

If you’re worried about something, talk to an adult that you trust as soon as possible.

This could be:

  • Someone in your family, like your mum, dad or carer
  • Someone at school, like a teacher or Place2Be (if you have it in your school)
  • Your doctor.


If you are not sure who to talk to:

  • Call Childline on 0800 1111 or
  • Text CONNECT to 85258 to contact Shout (in partnership with Place2Be).

Talk or text for free any time, wherever you are in the UK.

Find other places where you can get help and advice


I’m worried about my child or young person

If their life is in immediate danger, call 999.

If not, we recommend talking to someone who can help you understand what they might be going through and refer you to support in your area.

This could be:

  • Your doctor
  • The Place2Be staff member at their school OR a similar support service if the school doesn’t have Place2Be
  • The Young Minds Parents Helpline, which you can call for free on 0808 802 5544 (9.30am-4pm, Monday-Friday, UK).


Read more about supporting your child or young person

Support for teachers

Education Support Partnership Helpline
Call 08000 562 561
Text 07909 341229
For: Teachers / educators
Available: free, 24 hours a day
More info: educationsupport.org.uk

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