Emergencies and out of hours support
Please note that Ambitious about Autism is not a crisis service.
If you, or someone you are with is in immediate danger, call 999.
You can contact your local authority social care department by searching on the internet for your local area and ‘social services’ and whether you are a child (under 18) or adult (18+). You should then find a number you can call. If you need help from your local authority outside of office hours, then please also search ‘out of hours’.
Free confidential helplines and crisis messaging services
For children and young people
If you are aged 18 or under and need to talk to someone confidentially, you can call Childline on 0800 1111.
The Samaritans helpline is open 24 hours a day on 116 123.
For confidential suicide prevention advice call HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141.
The Mix charity provides confidential support for young people 25 and under on 0808 808 4994.
You can send a text to Shout on 85258 for confidential support 24 hours a day.
For parents and carers
If you have concerns about a child’s safety or welfare, call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.
If you are concerned about your child’s mental health, up to the age of 25, contact the Young Minds helpline on 0808 802 5544.
Information and signposting
Ambitious about Autism provides trusted information and signposting for autistic children and young people and their parents and carers.
We are not able to provide individual advice and advocacy. We don’t offer counselling services and cannot provide clinical advice.
Please take a look at our Understanding autism section of the website, which provides information and signposting to relevant services. You may also wish to join our online forum for parents and carers Talk about Autism where you can discuss anything related to autism.
Select your reason for getting in contact from the drop-down menu to be put in touch with the relevant team. We aim to respond within two working days.
If the reason for your enquiry is not listed, you can email email@example.com
Our telephone number is 020 8815 5444.
To make a one-off donation or set up a regular payment, visit our donations page.
To pay in your fundraising money, visit our donations page, or for alternative ways to pay contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many ways you can get involved as a volunteer. Please complete our volunteer sign up form to express your interest.
To speak to a member of our employment team, please complete our Autism Exchange form.
We have lots of opportunities for autistic young people. Complete our youth participation form to get in contact with the team.
To book a training session or find out more about our consultancy work, please complete our training and consultancy form.
We welcome opportunities and partnerships to achieve our aim of more autistic children and young people accessing high quality education. Please complete Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust form to get in touch.
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