Help and Support
This page contains an extensive list of support sources for a variety of issues both parents and children may encounter or be worried about. Click on any heading below to expand that section. You can also click the name of a support service to visit their website.
If you believe that you or someone you know is in immediate danger, don't be afraid to call the police on 999. Your call could be all that's needed to save someone.
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk
Big Tent is a Somerset service that acts as a one-stop shop for issues affecting young people. You can find their services by clicking the link above.
General Mental Wellbeing
Anxiety and Depression
Psychosis, Bipolar, and OCD
Hearing Voices Network
Abuse and Bullying
Relationships and LGBT+
Drugs and Alcohol
Exploitation and County Lines
Last Updated: November 2023