DD, Aged 17

    When people would talk they didn't know what to say which was understandable.  more...


    Mimi - 15 years old

    I lost myself doing stupid things, angry and sad and depressed at everything. I ended up failing my classes, not caring about school, and getting into fights.  more...


    Chelsea - 14 years old

    I stuck my head round the door in the room mum was in, and she looked really ill. I couldn't understand what was happening - one minute my mum was fine and the next she was ill.  more...


    Clair - aged 14

    Something I wish is I could just have one more day with my dad! - to tell him how much I love him and how sorry I am for all the bad things I have said and done to him!  more...


    Nicole - 17 years old

    This time the doctors are unable to operate. He has already had 6 sessions of chemo and is having another 6 sessions. I cannot help feeling I may lose him.  more...


    Rirrif - 15 years old

    I have been staying with my dad because my mom doesn't want me around when she is sick, which is all the time. My dad works at night so I spend a lot of time alone since I'm not with my mom. I'm afraid she is going to die and I'll blame myself for not being there more. more...


    HT - 13 years old

    She has been so strong about this and is keen to put it all behind her.  more...

Support In My Area - South

You may wonder where you can go locally for support, advice, counselling...

Select your region for a list of services that you can contact.

Services updated December 2016



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Include Programme - Young carers services

Description: The Children's Society supports young carers projects all over the UK through the Include Programme. Follow this link to check out on the map if there is a young carers project near you.

Tel: 01962 711511
Web: http://www.youngcarer.com/young-carers-services
Support Type: Young Carers

Macmillan Cancer Support local area search

Description: Macmillan´s local area search helps you to find cancer information and support centres near where you live.

Tel: 0808 808 0000
Web: http://www.macmillan.org.uk/in-your-area/choose-location.html
Support Type: Cancer and/or Palliative Care Service


Description: Samaritans provides confidential support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair. It may be easiest to get in touch via their website but Samaritans also have local branches throughout the UK, some of which offer facilities for you to come into the branch and talk to a volunteer face to face. Check out your local branch on the website.

Tel: 116 123
Web: http://www.samaritans.org/branches
Support Type: Counselling Service

Cruse Bereavement Care

Description: Many of our Cruse services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland offer support to children and young people. Find your local branch and contact them to see what is offered in your area.

Tel: 0808 808 1677
Web: http://www.cruse.org.uk/cruse-areas-and-branches
Support Type: Bereavement Service

Youth Access

Description: Youth Access is a national organisation for young people's information, advice, counselling and support services (YIACS). Check out their website to find details of free and confidential counselling, advice or information services locally near you.

Tel: 020 8772 9900
Web: http://www.youthaccess.org.uk/find-your-local-service/
Support Type: Counselling Service

Relate - Counselling, support and information for all relationships

Description: Children and Young People's Counselling is for any young person who's having problems. Find counselling at a local Relate Centre near you.

Tel: 0300 100 1234
Web: http://www.relate.org.uk/find-my-nearest-relate
Support Type: Counselling Service

Daisy's Dream
Reading, Berkshire, 

Description: Daisy´s Dream supports children and their families who have been affected by the life threatening illness or bereavement of someone close to them.

Tel: 0118 934 2604
Web: http://www.daisysdream.org.uk/
Support Type: Bereavement Service

Simon Says Child Bereavement Support

Description: Supporting Hampshire children and young people up to the age of 18 years who has a significant person in their life who has died or is dying

Tel: 023 8064 7550
Web: http://www.simonsays.org.uk
Support Type: Bereavement Service

East Sussex, 

Description: Dragonflies is a free pre and post bereavement service supporting children, and young people aged 5—18 years and their families in Hastings and surrounding areas, who are experiencing pre-bereavement or are bereaved.

Tel: 01424 423683
Web: http://www.fsncharity.co.uk/young-peoples-bereavement-mental-health/dragonflies/
Support Type: Bereavement Service

Youthline - Young People's Counselling Service

Description: Youthline provides a free, confidential counselling service for young people attending secondary school, and young adults up to the age of 25.

Tel: 01344 311200
Web: http://www.youthlineuk.com/home
Support Type: Counselling Service

YPI (Young People Information) Counselling
Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire, 

Description: YPI Counselling is a registered charity offering free confidential counselling to young people between the ages of 11 and 25 in the Basingstoke and Deane area.

Tel: 01256 423 878
Web: http://www.ypicounselling.co.uk/
Support Type: Counselling Service

Winchester Young Carers
Winchester, Hampshire, 

Description: Winchester Young Carers is an independent charity which provides a service for Young Carers aged 8-17 throughout the Winchester District.

Tel: 01962 808339
Web: http://www.wycp.org.uk/
Support Type: Young Carers

Time to Talk
Newbury, Berkshire, 

Description: Time to Talk is a free, confidential counselling service for young people aged between 11 and 25 in West Berkshire.

Tel: 01635 760331
Web: http://t2twb.org/
Support Type: Counselling Service

Dover Counselling Centre
Dover, Kent, 

Description: The Dover Counselling Centre is an accredited provider of psychological therapies in Kent and Medway, working in Dover, Deal, Sandwich, Shepway and Thanet. Dover Counselling Centre has a team of counsellors working with young people.

Tel: 01304 204123
Web: http://www.dovercc.org.uk/
Support Type: Counselling Service