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.

We're making some changes to improve Childline! This means we'll stop taking 1-2-1 chats from 3.30am and the site will not be available between 4am and 7am on Thursday 21 September 2017. You're really important to us and if you need support, you can always call us for free on 0800 1111 to speak with a counsellor.

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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.