Emotional support

CLIC Sargent community

Our online community is a friendly digital space for 16 to 24-year-olds to share experiences, make friends, find useful information and support each other through difficult times.

You must be aged 16 to 24, and have, or have had cancer to join.

Web: https://community.clicsargent.org.uk/

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Counselling Directory

The Counselling Directory website provides information about different types of counselling and other therapies, as well as a postcode searchable database of counsellors and psychotherapists from across the UK.

Web: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/

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Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care provides support for those grieving for a friend or loved one who has died. They have a phone and email service, as well as local branches in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Web: http://www.cruse.org.uk/ 

A similar service is also provided by Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland.

Web: http://www.crusescotland.org.uk/

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Get Connected

Get Connected is a helpline for under-25s across the UK. Their volunteers offer emotional support on any issue via phone, email, text and web chat, and can connect young people with relevant organisations in their local area that can help them further. Their database of local organisations is also available to search online.

Web: http://www.getconnected.org.uk/
Phone: 0808 808 4994

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Lifeline is a crisis phone line for people in Northern Ireland experiencing distress or despair. The helpline is available 24 hours a day.

Web: http://www.lifelinehelpline.info/ 

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Samaritans volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide confidential support on any issue. They can be contacted by phone, email and letter, and also offer face-to-face support at local branches across the UK.

Web: http://www.samaritans.org/ 

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SupportLine is a confidential, non-judgemental service providing emotional support by phone, email or post, allowing young people from across the UK to talk through any issue they may be experiencing.

Web: http://www.supportline.org.uk/

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TheSite.org provides online information and advice on a variety of issues that affect 16 to 25-year-olds – from sex and relationships, to health and wellbeing, to legal and money problems – through articles, an online community and their confidential question and answer service.

Web: http://www.thesite.org/

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WAY Widowed and Young

WAY Widowed and Young supports men and woman aged 51 and under who have experienced the loss of a partner. They have social groups that meet throughout the year and a private online forum for members.

Web: http://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/

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Young Scot

Young Scot Extra is an information service for 11 to 26-year-olds in Scotland. Their website provides information on a range of topics to help young people make the transition into independent living, including articles on keeping healthy and managing money. Young people can also request information from Young Scot through their confidential phone or email help services.

Web: http://www.youngscotextra.org/ 

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Youth Access

Youth Access is a membership body for young people's information, advice, support and counselling services. Using the map on their website, young people can find local services that provide free and confidential counselling.

Web: http://www.youthaccess.org.uk/

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