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If you feel like you need emotional support, you must talk to someone and not allow yourself to feel overwhelmed with worry or anxiety.
Talk to someone you trust be that a parent, guardian, pastoral leader or another member of staff you trust. If you want to talk to someone anonymously then the following support networks are recommended:
- Childline - www.childline.org.uk. This is a 24 hour help line for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and you can text or speak to a counsellor. The number is 0800 1111
- Papyrus - www.papyrus-uk.org. This is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal. The number is 0800 068 4141
- Samaritans - www.samaritans.org. This is a 24 hours service, every day of the year. You can email email@example.com or you can phone 116 123
- Samaritans online - www.Turn2me.org. This is a free online counselling via Samaritans.
Other useful links
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors.
Fearless.org. Fearless is a site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality. What makes this site different is it also provides you with a safe place to give information to someone about crime - 100% anonymously.
Thinkuknow. Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. You can explore six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.