The following is a list of local and national organisations who provide help and support to children and young people.
If you are feeling unsafe or at risk of harm talk to an adult you trust, this could be a parent/ carer, teacher, youth worker or social worker. You can also speak to children’s social care by ringing 0151 6062008 or by phoning the police on 101.
In an emergency always dial 999
|Childline 0800 1111 – is the UK’s free, confidential helpline for children and young people. They are there for advice and support by phone and online, 24 hours a day.|
|Bullybusters 0800 1696928 (open 9.00am to 7.00pm)run a confidential freephone helpline for children and young people across Merseyside who are affected by bullying|
|Kooth.com offer young people aged between 11 and 25 a free confidential online advice and counseling service|
|The Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre – https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ offers help and advice about online safety and cyber bullying including the ability to report anything which makes you feel unsafe online|
|Talk to Frank drugs advice and information service – 0800 776600|
|Hub of Hope is an online directory of mental health services near to where you live. The website also includes free and confidential access to online support and someone to talk to|
|Response is an agency for young people (13-19) which offers a wide range of support including drugs and alcohol, mental health, homelessness and / or threatened homelessness. Many young people who use Response have a number of needs that require a lot of support. Response can be contacted by phone on 0151 666 4123, by email at [email protected] or in person at the Callister Centre, 19 Argyle Street, Birkenhead CH41 1AD.|
|Catch22 provide the Missing from Home and Care, and Child Sexual Exploitation service to children and young people in Wirral. The service runs a dedicated helpline 0808 1689698 and provides dedicated support to young people who have run away or need advice as well as support for parent’s and carers of children who have runaway|
|Sexual Health Wirral is a new service bringing together local NHS organisations and Brook to make it easier to access support, information and services to people across Wirral. Sexual Health Wirral provides free and confidential information, advice and treatments for people living in Wirral regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or sexuality.The service offers sexual health screening (tests), treatment, advice and contraception to men and women of all ages, as well as support for those who are having problems with their sexual health. Visit the website or telephone 0151 5146464 for support.|
|Teenwirral is a website for young people (aimed at 13+) from Wirral Council which contains a wealth of information about what’s on, activities to be involved in plus advice and guidance and useful links.|