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Whilst we would advise a child or young person to talk to an adult they trust about issues affecting them, some may find these conversations difficult.

Below are useful organisations with experts on hand to guide a child through a difficult time.

Childline offers support and advice at any time. Counsellors can be contacted via the helpline or online at


Teens in Crisis is a local charity which provides support for teenagers throughout Gloucestershire.

For more information click here.


The Samaritans offer help and support to those under 18 years of age as well as over.

They can be contacted on 08457 90 90 90, by email, by letter or by calling into their centres.

For more information visit the Samaritans website 

Page last updated: 11 January 2018