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Helplines and other resources for Young People

Helplines and other resources for Young People

 

 

 

Helplines and other resources

Find a helpline or organisation for young people in your country

With the valuable help of  Euro Youth Mental Health and MHE members, we have created this map which gathers helplines or support organisations for young people in all European countries. In a few clicks, this interactive map will help you find more details on support services for young people in your country.

Please do not hesitate to share the map with your network, it may be helpful to one of your friends, colleagues of family members.

These services were still running when our research was conducted. If you find that they have changed or no longer exist, please contact our office. Please note that the organisations featured may or may not be affiliated with MHE.

 

HOW IT WORKS: 

Click the country/flag of your choice on the map to find out about existing helplines or organisations. Click ‘more info’ to read short descriptions of these services and access the full list of existing organisations/helplines for young people in Europe.

 

DISCLAIMER

Please note that MHE has not gathered information on potential conflict of interest of the organisations reported in the map.

Created with support from Euro Youth Mental Health

Helplines in each country

International

Child Helpline International
List of helplines for children and youth.
www.childhelplineinternational.org

 

International Association for Suicide Prevention
List of suicide prevention hotlines for Europe.
www.iasp.info

Albania

Alo 116
116 000
www.alo116.al

Austria

Rat auf Draht
Free telephone counselling for children, adolescents and their caregivers. Can help with a variety of issues.
147
www.rataufdraht.at</a

Belgium

AWEL
Covering all issues for young people in general – including mental health.
102
www.awel.be

 

Centre de prévention suicide
24/7 helpline (French).
0800 32123

 

Centre de prévention suicide
For people of all ages.
081 777 150
www.lesuicide.be

 

Ecoute-enfants
For young people.
103
www.103ecoute.be

 

Télé-Accueil
For people of all ages.
107
www.tele-accueil.be

 

Zelfmoord
Suicide prevention, all ages (Flemish).
1813
www.zelfmoord1813.be

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Plavi telefon
080 050305
www.plavitelefon.ba

Bulgaria

Animus Association – Bulgarian National Helpline for Children
116 111
116111.bg

Croatia

Hrabri telefon
Brave Phone – for children, young people and adults.
8000800
www.hrabritelefon.hr

 

Plavi Telefon
Blue Phone Helpline – Focused on mental health, development and other issues for young people.
48 33 888
www.plavi-telefon.hr

Cyprus

Cyprus Samaritans
Helpline by Mental Health Services (MHS), Ministry of Health.
8000 7773
www.cyprussamaritans.org

 

Perseas
Counseling Center for Adolescents and Family.
1456

Czech Republic

Linkabezpeci
Safety Line – General advice helpline for young peope (under 25 year olds).
116 111
www.linkabezpeci.cz

 

Modra linka
Helpline for young people providing time limited emergency counselling.
549 241 010 / 608 902 410
www.modralinka.cz

Denmark

Livslini
All ages – general counselling.
70 201 201
www.livslinien.dk

 

SIND
General helpline for people wanting to talk about their mental ill health and for those who have a friend of family member with mental ill health. Open Monday to Friday, 11.00-22.00. Saturday – closed. Sunday from 17.00 to 22.00.
70 232 750
www.sind.dk

Estonia

Hea Enesetunde Heaks
Counselling service.
678 7422
www.enesetunne.ee

Finland

Lasten ja nuorten puhelin / Mannerheim League for Child Welfare
Help with all questions for children and adolescents.
116111

 

Mieli – the Finnish Association for Mental health
Online chat service for young people.
(09)41350501
www.sekasin247.fi

 

Nuorten netti / Mannerheim League for Child Welfare
Online chat service for young people.
www.nuortennetti.fi

France

Fil Sante Jeunes
Youth Health Line (12 – 25 year olds), covering general health including mental health. Open 09.00 – 22.00.
0800 235 235
www.filsantejeunes.com

 

PHARE – Enfants – Parents
Youth /parent helpline – Suicide prevention for young people and support to parents. Mutual aid groups for parents of children who have committed suicide. (Mon-Fri, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm).
33 1 43 46 00 62
www.phare.org

 

SOS Amitié
Phone, chat and e-mail service for anyone experiencing difficulties. Helpline 24/7, online chat service on line 13.00 to 03.00.
33 9 72 39 40 50
www.sos-amitie.org

 

SOS Suicide Phenix
Suicide prevention for anyone in distress, help to find support and care.
0033 1 40 44 46 45
www.sos-suicide-phenix.org

 

Suicide Ecoute
Suicide prevention – all ages, including young people (24/7).
01 45 39 40 00
www.suicideecoute.pads.fr

Georgia

Public Health Foundation of Georgia
116 111
phf.org.ge

Germany

Nummer gegen Kummer e.v.
Nummer gegen Kummer – service for young people (all issues).
116111
www.nummergegenkummer.de

Greece

Children Line
8001132

 

Klimaka
1018

 

National Line for Children
Psychological support, counselling for parents and teachers, information about the rights of children and their protection, interventions when the children are in danger.
1056

 

18 Ano
Provided by the Psychiatric Hospital of Attica.
210 36 17 089
www.18ano.gr

 

Support line children & adult
116111

Hungary

Kek – Vonal
Blue Line – Helping children and young people in need of support, care, and protection (24hrs).
116 11
www.kek-vonal.hu

 

Nane
Women’s Rights Association aiming to stop violence against women and children. Non-profit, non-governmental organisation, active at the individual, community, and social level.
06 80 505 101

Iceland

Raudi Krossinn
raudikrossinn.is

Ireland

Samaritans
Emotional support.
116 123
www.samaritans.org

 

Aware Defeat Depression (Northern Ireland)
Support for depression (all ages).
08451 202 961
www.aware-ni.org

Italy

Telefono Azzurro
Support for children and adolecents on various issues (i.e. depression, suicide prevention, violence).
19696
www.azzurro.it

 

Telefono Amico
Support for emotional distress, such as depression, anger, loneliness, etc. (all ages).
199 284 284
www.telefonoamico.it

Latvia

Skalbes
Crisis phone line – Health/wellbeing support (all ages).
6 7222 922 / 2 7722292
www.skalbes.lv

Lithuania

Jaunimo linija
NGO, a team of volunteers provide emotional help and support online and via the phone (24hrs).
880028888
www.jaunimolinija.lt

 

Vaiku Linija
Free and anonymous help for children and teenagers (phone and online). Consultants listen to young people and try to find ways together to solve their difficulties.
116 111
www.vaikulinija.lt

Luxemburg

454545
SOS Distress – General emotional wellbeing support (all ages).
454545
www.454545.lu

Macedonia

SOS Helpline
0800 1 22 22
www.childrensembassy.org.mk

Malta

Kellimni.com
kellimni.com

Netherlands

113
Suicide helpline (all ages).
113
www.113.nl

 

Kindertelefoon
Helpline and online chat.
0800 – 0432
www.kindertelefoon.nl

Norway

Mental Helse
Hjelpetelefonen (all ages).
116 123
www.mentalhelse.no

 

Voksne for Barn
Helpline for adults who are worried about a child or young person.
810 03 940 (Norwegian) / 81000 040 (Lithuanian, Polish, Russian)

Poland

116111
116111.pl

Portugal

SOS studante
Emotional support for students (time restrictions apply).
239 484 020 / 969 554 545 / 915 246 060
www.sosestudante.pt

 

SOS voz Amiga
Depression helpline (all ages).
800 209 899
www.sosvozamiga.org

Romania

Romanian Alliance for Suicide Prevention
SOS – Suicide prevention helpline (all ages).
0800 801 200
www.antisuicid.com

Serbia

b92
List of SOS phone lines to call for all diferent issues from abuse, suicide prevention, LGBT issues.
www.b92.net

Slovakia

116 11
Free, non-stop help-line for children and young people.
116 11

 

League for Mental Health
Phone, online and grief counselling – Emotional support and suicide prevention (all ages).
+421 2 6381 5592
www.dusevnezdravie.sk

Slovenia

Organisation Zaupni telefon Samarijan
24/7 mental health helpline (all ages).
116123
www.telefon-samarijan.si

 

Slovenian Association for the prevention of suicide
Suicide prevention (all ages).
(01) 520 99 00
www.psih-klinika.si

 

TOM
Helpline – Young people / emotional support.
116 111
www.e-tom.si

Spain

Anar
Organisation for teenagers and young people.
www.anar.org

 

Mascamino
Suicide prevention app.
www.mascaminos.org

 

Telephono de la Esperanza
91 459 00 55 – 717 003 717
telefonodelaesperanza.org

Sweden

1177
Free helpline that offers temporary psychological support. You can be anonymous if you want.
0046771-22 00 60
www.1177.se

 

MIND
Suicide prevention line (all ages).
90101
www.mind.se

 

MIND ParentLine
Support line for parents who are worried about their child.
020-852000
www.mind.se

Switzerland

Turkey

Youth Support Line – Genclik Destek Hatti
0850 455 00 70
genclikdestekhatti.org.tr

Ukraine

La Strada
+38 044 205 36 95
www.la-strada.org.ua

United Kingdom

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
The Youth Wellbeing Directory aims to allow young people, their families and referrers to quickly learn about services in their local area, and make an informed decision on which services would best meet their needs.
www.annafreud.org

 

Anxiety UK
Anxiety support (all ages, time restrictions).
08444 775 774
www.anxietyuk.org.uk

 

Beat Eating Disorders
Three dedicated eating disorder helplines. See the website for more details.
0808 801 0677
www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

 

CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably
Support for young men under 35 years old.
0800 58 58 58
www.thecalmzone.net

 

Childline
General helpline for all children (under 18).
0800 1111
www.childline.org.uk

 

Hub of Hope
www.hubofhope.co.uk

 

No Panic
Support for people experiencing panic attacks and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (time restrictions, all ages).
0844 967 4848
www.nopanic.org.uk

 

Papyrus UK
For the prevention of young suicide.
0800 0684141
www.papyrus-uk.org

 

Samaritans
Emotional support (all ages).
116 123
www.samaritans.org

 

SANE
Sane Helpline – see website for more details (16+ years old).
0300 304 7000
www.sane.org.uk

 

Support Line
Support Line – Confidential emotional support for all ages.
01708 765200
www.supportline.org.uk

 

The Mix
Freephone helpline for young people (under 25 years old).
0808 808 4994
www.themix.org.uk

 

Young Minds
Charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.

www.youngminds.org.uk

 

Youth2youth
Run by young people for young people.
0208 896 3675
www.youth2youth.co.uk

 

Voice Collective

Service for children and young people who hear voices, as well as their parents/ carers. 121 work, groups, an email support service and an online forum. The online forum is available to any young people (under 25) who hears voices- you do not have to be UK based to call them.

www.voicecollective.co.uk

NightLine

Student based listening services

https://www.nightline.ac.uk/