Useful Contacts for Young People

Support, Counselling and Advice Services for Young People

Counselling & Support Services

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

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)

Confidential support for anyone in distress.
Phone: 116123

Drug & Alcohol Advice

Confidential advice on drugs.
Phone: 0300 123 6600
Text: 82111
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.


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

Support and guidance on any LGBTQ+ issue.
Phone: 028 9089 0202

Sexual Health

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


Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership

Youth Wellness Web for resources on bereavement, bullying, wellbeing, mental health and school.

Your Rights

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