Cheryl and Childline

Cheryl's here to make sure that everyone knows about Childline and can get support. Whatever your worry, and however big or small, Childline's here for you.

Cheryl’s support

Cheryl is a singer, dancer and TV personality who started her career when she was 19 in the pop group Girls Aloud. After going solo in 2009 Cheryl became the first British female singer to have 5 number one singles in the UK.

Cheryl is working with us to help inspire more young people to feel able to reach out for help when they need it. 

She wants you to know that Childline is for you, no matter who you are, how old you are, your gender, background, religion or sexuality and please remember that no problem is too big or too small.

Cheryl's tips for preparing to talk to a counsellor:

  • if you feel too nervous talking on the phone, you could try talking online
  • relax. Take your time. There's no rush.
  • it's ok if you don't know what to say!

Childline's for you

Voices ft. Cheryl

Get support

If you're affected by any of the issues in this video, or if you need to talk about anything at all, the Childline counsellors are here to help.

Speak to a counsellor

3 tips to help when you're feeling down

Young people often tell us that they feel down or that things have got too much. When you feel like this, it can feel:

  • lonely and isolating
  • that things can't get better 
  • that there's no one to talk to about what's going on.

However you feel, you're not alone. Here are some tips that can help you start to feel more in control.

Talk to someone

When you're worried about something, it can help to talk it through with someone you trust. This could be someone in your family, or someone like a teacher, doctor or another adult you trust.

Get advice on talking to someone you trust

Exercise can help

Sport and exercise can help you deal with stress and can help you overcome new challenges. And it isn't just for 'sporty' people, either. Read our advice on staying active and choose a sport that feels right for you. 

Get advice on sport and exercise

Build your confidence

Being confident means being comfortable with how you look and how you feel. This can take time, but taking small steps can make a big difference. And remember, Childline is always here to help.

Get tips on building your confidence

Life can be hard sometimes, especially when you're growing up, and everyone deserves someone to talk to, to help make sense of it all. That's exactly what Childline are there to do - just listen and help. No young person should ever feel afraid, confused or alone so if that's how you are feeling then please get in touch with them by phone or online.


If you need support, Childline can help.