Therapists, Counsellors & Helplines

We understand that finding the right mental health support for young people is crucial on their journey towards healing and well-being. Our recommendations are based on a commitment to providing access to trusted professionals who can offer the guidance, empathy, and support needed to navigate the challenges of mental health.


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling changes lives. Therapy offers a safe, confidential place to talk to a trained professional about your feelings and concerns. Therapists will not give you advice or solve your problems for you. They will listen to your story, helping you to understand yourself better and make positive changes in your life. 


Association of Child Psychotherapists

The ACP is the professional body and accredited register for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists in the UK. They have been working to improve the mental health of infants, children, young people and families since 1949.



HOPELINE247 advisers want to work with you to understand why thoughts of suicide might be present. They also want to provide you with a safe space to talk through anything happening in your life that could be impacting on your or anyone else’s ability to stay safe.

If you are concerned that a young person is feeling suicidal, advisers can support you to start a conversation about suicide and explore options of how best to support them.

The link will take you to the PAPYRUS website (Prevention of Young Suicide) with phone number, text and email contacts for Hopeline.



Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text them on 85258 from wherever you are in the UK.

If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, their trained Shout Volunteers are there for you, day or night.

They website also has lots of resources and tips to support you when you're feeling anxious, low, stressed or overwhelmed.

These resources might also be helpful while you're waiting for a Shout Volunteer to become available to take your conversation.

PHONE & Website


Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call, email or even write a letter with your feelings.

Residential Retreat

Learn 2 Live

Learn 2 Live is one of very few residential mental health treatment clinics dedicated to 14-17 year olds in the world and the only one in the UK. We are dedicated to helping teenagers overcome mental health challenges and their associated high-risk behaviours. We support, guide and enable children to take the vital first steps on their path to a brighter future. This is achieved through a 10 week residential programme at our Hampshire clinic nestled in the beautiful Test Valley.

At Learn 2 Live, we work closely with each and every person we look after – prioritising the needs of the child and their family to treat a broad spectrum of issues. Some of the most common types of conditions that we will offer therapy for are: Anxiety disorders, Grief related issues, Depression and associated mood disorders, Disordered eating, Suicidal ideation, Substance Misuse/Dual Diagnosis, Trauma related issues, Emergency personality disorder.

This page will be updated regularly with resources we trust and recommend.