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Support for Young People

We all need support sometimes and as well as people in your life, there are lots of other sources of support.


Find the support you need

We all need different support at different times. 

When you come into care, it can feel as if lots of people who hardly know you are choosing where you live, who you see, what you do at school and lots of other things.

But remember:

  • they must make sure that they find out what you think and feel about the choices they make

  • they must make those choices in your best interest

  • they must really believe they're doing what's best for you


Have a look at some of the links below if you need more support.​ Remember if it is career advice you want, look on our Careers page.


If you or someone you know is not coping with life and is feeling desperate, contact Papyrus on 080 0068 4141 or text 07860 039967


If you feel that nobody's listening to you, the National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) can help.

You can visit or call their helpline on 0808 808 1001

Young Minds

Young Minds is a charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.


Become works to improve the everyday lives and future life chances of young people who are unable to live with their birth families. They even provide life coaching for young people aged 16 -25 years.

They have a helpline you can ring 020 8023 2033


Kooth is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing service for children and young people and is completely free.

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