Crisis Services

Crisis Services offer emotional support to clients in immediate crisis. Support is usually available online, by email or by telephone, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Childline – UK based charity offering online, email, face-to-face and telephone support to children and young people under 20 years. 0800 1111.

Kids Help Phone – Canadian charity offering online and telephone support to children and young people under 20 years. 1-800-668-6868.

Kids Helpline – Australian charity offering online and telephone support to children and young people up to 25 years. 1800-55-1800.

Boys Town National Hotline – United States based charity offering online, email and telephone support to children and young people. 1-800-448-3000.

Family Lives – offering online, email, Skype and telephone support for parents and families. Free 24 hour helpline – parentline: 0808 800 2222

The Samaritans – offering immediate free email and telephone support to those in crisis. They also offer local, face-to-face support in many areas of the country.

Befrienders– worldwide – offering immediate free support to those in distress.

If you are aware of any other crisis services for families and children which should be added to this list, please let us know.