Are you a child or young person aged 25 or under? Do you have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities? Do you live in Leicester?

We can offer a variety of help and support for you. Below you will find a list of local (Leicester or Leicestershire) and national organisations that may be able to help you further. This includes things around education, health (including mental health) and social care.

Barnardo’s protect, support and nurture the UK's most vulnerable children. They help hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers via our 1000+ services across the UK.


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The Big Mouth Forum is a group created and run by children and young people aged 11 – 25, who have an additional need and or disability. It was formed to give them the opportunity to speak out making sure their voices are heard.


ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team.

Text Number (Leicester): 07520 615 386

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Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors are here to support you.

Call: 0800 1111

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Health for Kids is an interactive and fun website for primary aged children and their parents. Topics include; Health, Feelings, Illness and Getting Help.


Health for Teens introduces a new and different way for young people aged 11-19 to learn about their health.  Topics include; Feelings, Growing Up, Health, Lifestyle, Relationships and Sexual Health


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KIDS is a leading disabled children’s charity that has been in existence for over 40 years working to enable disabled children and young people and their families to enjoy their lives.


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Kooth offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 – 24 years and is available up to 10pm every day.


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LawStuff provides free legal information to children and young people.
LawStuff is run by Coram Children’s Legal Centre, which provides more detailed information both over the phone and online.


The Local Offer supports parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) young people with SEND themselves by providing a single location where you can search for the support that you need.


They provide services across England to help give children and young people the support they need to thrive.


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Papyrus exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.

Call: 0800 068 4141

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The programme is funded by the Department for Education as part of the Delivering Better Outcomes Together consortium.
The partnership brings together a wide range of expertise and experience of working with young people and families, at a local and national level and across government, to support young people into adulthood with paid employment, good health, independent living options and friends, relationships and community inclusion.


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This is a confidential counselling service for young people who are unhappy, unsettled or worried because of conflict within the family or other family issues. This service is available to all young people, aged 8 - 18 years. Young people who access this service often feel angry, isolated and confused.

Call: 0116 2543011

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Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of  suicide.

Call: 116 123

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The Mix are a free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access the support, without the worry of anyone else finding out.

Call: 0808 808 4994

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The Yes Project can help you if you’re aged 15-24 years old and not in education, employment or training and live in Leicester or Leicestershire.


Elected members of the Young People's Council (YPC) represent your views on issues that affect you. After they are elected, you can meet your local YPC representatives and put forward your needs and issues. It is then their job to make sure your views are heard.


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The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. They run a YoungMinds Crisis Messenger.

Crisis Text Messenger: 85258

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