Get support

You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it's better out than in. We're here to support you and help you find ways to cope.

There are lots of different ways to get in touch with us. And you can also get help from other young people through our site.

1-2-1 chat updates

1-2-1 counsellor chat will be unavailable between 3:30am - 7:30am on Wednesday morning (15th) while we do some important work to upgrade the Childline website.

While 1-2-1 chats are unavailable you can still speak to a counsellor by phoning 0800 1111, use the message boards or send an email from your locker.

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Find out more about what it's like to contact us

get help from other young people on our message boards

You can talk to other people on the message boards and get support with all sorts of things like family worries, eating problems, self-harm, phobias, puberty, hobbies, and much more. Or you could just share poems, quotes and fun things.

You can read stuff without an account but you have to sign up if you want to post something yourself. It’s the same account you'd need for email or 1-2-1 counsellor chat.

write to sam

Anyone can write to Sam with their problem. You don't even need to sign up or tell us your name. It's completely anonymous. Just go to the Write a letter to Sam page on our site and start typing!

Sam writes back to a few letters each week. You can also read advice to other people who have similar problems to you.