If you can’t cope with your feelings or you are self-harming, don’t go through it alone. Talk to someone you trust or see your GP.


Try phoning these helplines if you want someone to talk to:

Childline: 0800 1111

The Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90

Get connected: 0808 808 4994


To find out more on emotional problems and self-harming check out these websites:


Off the Record Counselling

This Croydon based counselling service is a free, confidential service for young people aged 14-25 living, working or studying in Croydon.




Advice, information and coping strategies for self harm.





NHS Choices

Providing information about self-harm and the organisations that offer support and advice for people who self-harm, as well as their friends and families. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Self-injury/Pages/Introduction.aspx



Information about the types of mental health problems and guides to support and services. http://www.mind.org.uk/


Young Minds

Information for young people and children about mental health and emotional wellbeing. http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people


The Site

Information for young people on a range of mental health related topics, including body image, eating disorders, depression, self-harm.



HOPELINEUK advisers want to work with you to understand why these 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.

    • 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


NHS South London
Met Police
NHS Croydon Health Services
NHS Croydon Clinical
Safer London