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Information for under 18s

Elefriends is for those aged 18 and over but the Ele would encourage you to take a look at one or more of the options below. You've done well to reach out for support, and there are people who can listen and safe places that can help.

We all struggle to cope sometimes. When you're feeling anxious, low or stressed out, you need a safe and supportive place where you can be yourself.

  • Childline
    helpline: 0800 1111
    Free 24-hour helpline, online chat with a counsellor, and message boards where you can talk to other young people.
  • Samaritans
    24-hour helpline: 116 123 email:
    Emotional support for anyone feeling down or struggling to cope.
  • The Mix
    Essential support and information under 25s, including discussion boards and live chat.
  • YoungMinds
    Information for young people about mental health and emotional wellbeing.