Support for under-18s

Aspirations!: This is a website aimed at supporting young people with Asperger’s Syndrome and was created by a young person with Asperger’s Syndrome. There is also a community where members can log in and share stories and photos etc.

Beatbullying: Beatbullying is the UK's leading bullying prevention charity. It works with families, schools, and communities to understand the problem, campaign for change and provide a sustainable efficient and proven solution.

Childline: Childline provides extensive resources, with advice from both experts and young people. There are sections on online and mobile safety and also how to securely contact Childline. The message boards give young people the opportunity to post their questions and scenarios encouraging other young people to respond.
Tel: 0800 1111

Cybermentors: Cybermentors is all about young people helping each other with problems they encounter online. If you're being bullied, or are feeling a bit low, or are maybe troubled by something and you're not sure what to do or who to talk to, then CyberMentors is where you can go for help.

The Den: The Den is an interactive site by the Autism Education Trust for young people on the spectrum. It's full of videos, quizzes and information covering all sorts of topics, including relationships, work and health.

Mind: Mind provide extensive resources to support people who feel they are struggling with mental health issues. It has a section dedicated to children and young people.
Tel: 0300 123 3393 Email:

Ouch!: Ouch! It’s a disability thing is the BBC blogsite which writes news and views pieces for all things disability.

Samaritans: Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Tel: 0845 790 9090

Special Friends: Special Friends provide an online for people with learning difficulties and their parents and carers. The site provides both chat rooms and forums in addition to information about many aspects of disability.

Thinkuknow: Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting, online gaming, and P2P.

Wrong Planet: Wrong Planet is a web community designed for individuals with autism, Asperger’s syndrome and other neurological differences. They provide a discussion forum for members, an article section and a chat room.

YoungMinds: YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Tel: 0808 802 5544