Useful Contacts for Young People

Support, Counselling and Advice Services for Young People

Counselling & Support Services

Childline
Free, confidential advice service for children and young people, under 19.
Phone: 0800 1111
Live Chat: 1-2-1 Counsellor Chat
Video Chat: SignVideo (Sign with a BSL Interpreter)
Email: From Your Locker

Lifeline
The Northern Ireland & Support Crisis response helpline for anybody who is experiencing distress or despair.
Phone: 0808 808 800
Text Phone: 1800108088088000 (Deaf and hard of hearing users)

Samaritans
Confidential support for anyone in distress.
Phone: 116123
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Drug & Alcohol Advice

Frank
Confidential advice on drugs.
Phone: 0300 123 6600
Text: 82111
Email: https://www.talktofrank.com/contact
Live Chat Service

In Care

VOYPIC (Voice of Young People in Care)
Working to improve the lives and outcomes for children and young people in care and care leavers up to 25 years old.
To contact your local office or to fill in an online contact form click here.

LGBTQ+

Belfast Trans Resource Centre
Support, information and guidance for Transgender, Non-binary or Questioning young people.
Phone: 0300 302 3202
Email: support@transgenderni.org.uk

Cara-Friend
Support and guidance on any LGBTQ+ issue.
Phone: 028 9089 0202
Email: admin@cara-friend.org.uk

Sexual Health

Common Youth
Free, confidential sexual health advice and contraception services for young people.
Phone: 028 9032 8866
Email: hello@commonyouth.com

Your Rights

NI Commissioner for Children and Young People
Safeguarding and promoting the rights and best interests of children and young people