GFS will soon be publishing useful help, advice and information on a variety of issues affecting girls and young women. In the meantime, the following organisations offer expert advice and support:

Help, advice and emotional support

Anna Freud
020 7794 2313
General youth wellbeing directory

0808 800 2222
Advice and helpline for young people dealing with bullying.

0800 1111
Free confidential support for children and young people, call, text and online chat.

Online free counselling and emotional wellbeing support for children and young people.

Youth Access
Online directory for youth advice, counselling and support services.

Sexual exploitation

020 7700 2253
Up to 18 years old at risk of child sexual exploitation

FACE (Fighting against CSE)
Freephone: 116000
Website offering support and advice for children at risk of CSE.

Mental health and suicide

Anxiety UK
08444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)
Help to people who have been diagnosed with anxiety.

Bipolar UK
Help to people who have been diagnosed with bipolar, their carers and their families.

Mental Health Foundation
Help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.

Designed for young people struggling with mood.

0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)
Advice and support for people suffering from all types of mental health.

0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7-10pm. Weekends 2-5pm)
Prevent suicide amongst men and women under the age of 35.

Rethink Mental Illness
0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)
Help people in the UK who are affected by mental health problems.

116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Emotional support for people going through emotional distress or anyone considering suicide.

Young Minds
Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)
Give young people have the strongest possible voice in improving their mental health.

CV and career advice

Young Women’s Trust
020 7600 7451
Free confidence and employment coaching for 16-30 years.

Sexual health

Sexual health advice and support for young people under 25.


Centre Point
Housing advice and service for 16-25 Year olds.

Women only accommodation for those experiencing relationship abuse.

Forced marriage

Karma Nirvana
0208 599 9247
National helpline for forced marriages and honour based killings – staffed by survivors of forced marriage.

Forced Marriage Unit
Government information and support regarding forced marriage.

Culturally sensitive support

Muslim Youth Helpline
020 7435 8171
Helpline providing culturally sensitive support for young Muslims people under 25.

LGBT and gender identity

Mermaids UK
Mermaids support young people up to the age of 19 suffering from gender issues, family support and professional advice.

The LGBT Foundation
Range of services designed for young people.

Care system

0800 023 2033
Support and advice for young people in care and care leavers.