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Care Experienced Led Projects

 & Support Resources & orgs

1. A Collection of Projects being Led and Created by Care Experienced People. 

2. We all need support at times in our lives. A collection of Support Resources and Organisations to reach out to, to explore, read and listen to for self learning.  


Filter by Category, using the dropdown menu. The default is Crisis Support for support in times of immediate crisis. The second category is Care Experienced Led Projects.


 Share your CEP Led Project, Resource or Organisation by completing this form. To ask a question get in touch.

*CALM confidential Helpline & Web Chat Service

CALM provides an anonymous & confidential helpline and web chat service in the UK 0800585858

*Nightline - Support for Students in Crisis

Nightline is a student listening service which is open at night and run by students for students. Every night of term, trained student volunteers answer calls, emails, instant messages, texts and talk in person to their fellow university students about anything that’s troubling them. As the Nightline volunteers are fellow students, they can directly empathise with their callers’ problems.

*SHOUT Crisis Text Line

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text Shout to 85258.

42nd Street Manchester Mental Health Support for Young People

42nd Street is an innovative Greater Manchester young people’s mental health charity with 40 years’ experience of providing free and confidential services to young people who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Hub of Hope

A national mental health database, bringing help and support together in one place, with a focus on grassroots organisations.

Stay Alive App

A suicide prevention app for the UK, packed full of resources, useful information, and tools to help you stay safe or help someone else.

Wales - Free mental health support

Many of us are experiencing new and difficult feelings because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you feel like you need help to manage your emotions, sign up to our free guided self-help service here.

Within a week, your local Mind will be in touch to design a programme of support that’s right for you.

*Kooth Online Support for Young People & Students

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people students Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm. On Kooth you can: Chat to our friendly counsellors, Read articles written by young people, Get support from the Kooth community, Write in a daily journal


If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm), email or text 07786 209 697.


Free 24 hour support and information if you're having a difficult time, signs you may be struggling to cope, if you're worried about someone else. Call 116123 UK 116123 Republic of Ireland Email:

CALL Mental Health Helpline For Wales

If you live in Wales, you can call the Community Advice and Listening Line (C.A.L.L.) on 0800 132 737 (open 24/7) or you can text ‘help’ followed by a question to 81066.

Mental Health Today Urgent Help Guidance

A page of excellent urgent help guidance. For medical Emergencies - dial 999 Medical advice in a non-emergency situation - dial 111

Staying Safe

Support on how to make a Safety Plan for anyone struggling with wellbeing, suicidal thoughts or supporting someone else. It’s designed to offer hope, compassion and practical ideas on how to find your own way forward.

*NHS Mental Health Crisis Lines

If you are already a patient at a Trust, they may have given you a specific number to contact when you are feeling unwell. This could be a number for your Care Coordinator or the service responsible for your care. It's best to contact that number first. If it's outside of working hours or you are not known to the Trust, contact the crisis line of your borough on this page.


If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 03003047000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day).

*The Mix - Support for Under 25s

Essential support for under 25s."UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via online, social or our free, confidential helpline."

Find A Helpline

Helplines are there to support you and your loved ones by offering advice, information or a listening ear when you need it.Find a Helpline allows you to find organisations that you can contact via phone, email, text or online quickly and easily.

Rees Foundation

A charity supporting care experienced people nationally of all ages through a support line (Monday - Friday 9-5) and peer led projects including peer networks, meetups and LGBTQI+ monthly wellbeing weeks, financial assistance, careers coaching, arts projects, housing support, and signposting to other support.

Switchboard LGBTQ+

If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.

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