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What is Childline?

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, our trained counsellors are here to support you.

Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us:

by calling 0800 1111

by email

through 1-2-1 counsellor chat

Whatever feels best for you. 

Who are the Childline Counsellors?

Childline counsellors are trained staff and volunteers. All sorts of people become Childline counsellors.

They're all different ages and come from lots of different backgrounds. But what they all have in common is they wants to help young people.

A Childline Counsellor:

  • Will listen to you and is genuine, open and friendly.
  • Knows it takes courage to contact us and isn't easily shocked.
  • Knows about the problems young people can face.
  • Will let you take your time, won't judge or put you down.

Need to Talk? Get in touch with Childline today.