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Why do you need help?

Sometimes things can seem overwhelming, and it can feel like you can’t cope or it is too difficult to manage how you're feeling. You may simply just be having a bad day, or you may have an ongoing mental health problem that needs support. The important thing is not to try to cope on your own.

When you’re struggling, it’s not good to spend too much time alone, especially if you are feeling low and vulnerable. It’s at times like these that you need to be able to talk to someone. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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Young Person Resources

Invictus Wellbeing are unable to offer 24/7 support however there are lots of organisations that can support you through your difficult time.

Please see the list of useful contacts below:

Finding the right support!


If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, chat online or email about any problem big or small.

Sign up for a free Childline locker (real name or email address not needed) to use their free 1-2-1 counsellor chat and email support service.

Can provide a BSL interpreter if you are deaf or hearing-impaired.

Hosts online message boards where you can share your experiences, have fun and get support from other young people in similar situations.

Opening times:


0800 11 11


Whatever you're going through, you can contact the Samaritans for support. N.B. This is a listening service and does not offer advice or intervention.

Opening times:



  • 24/7

    You can text us any time, day or night.

  • Confidential

    Your messages with us are

  • confidential and anonymous.

  • Free

    It is free to text Shout 85258 from all major mobile networks in the UK.

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  • For children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide

  • For anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide


Offers online information as well as helpline support to under-25s about anything that’s troubling them.

Email support is available via their online contact form.

Free 1-2-1 webchat service and telephone helpline available.

Opening times:

4pm - 11pm, seven days a week

0808 808 4994


Provides faith and culturally sensitive support for young Muslims. 

Online chat service available during opening hours.

Opening times:

4pm - 10pm, 365 days a year

0808 808 2008

0808 808 2008

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Your online mental wellbeing community


Helpful articles, personal experiences and tips from young people and our Kooth team.

Discussion Boards

Start or join a conversation with our friendly Kooth community. Lots of topics to choose from!

Chat with the team

Chat to our helpful team about anything that's on your mind. Message us or have a live chat.

Daily Journal

Write in your own daily journal to track your feelings or emotions and reflect on how you're doing.

Useful Resoures

Asking for help!

A simple guide for young people, to help you talk about how you’re feeling

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