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Links to Support

Last Updated

29 December 2022

Links to Support

At The Speaker, we care about the wellbeing of our audiences and have various policies in place that are designed to prevent harms. We recognise though that from time to time, some aspects of the news may have an emotional impact on our readers. This page provides links to a (non-exhaustive) number of support services which may be useful to readers who are affected by news content.


Samaritans – if you are struggling to cope and need to talk, Samaritans is available for anyone, 24/7, by phoning 116 123, or visit

Shout – a 24/7 text service for anyone struggling to cope – text SHOUT to 85258 or visit

Childline – a free and confidential helpline for children and young people. Visit or phone 0800 1111.

Mind – information and support on mental health topics. Visit or phone 0300 123 3393

YoungMinds – information and support on mental health topics for young people. Visit or for the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text YM to 85258

The Mix – support and information for young people under 25 years of age on issues such as mental wellbeing, sex and relationships, exam stress, money and drugs. Visit or phone 0808 808 4994

Nightline – Nightlines are confidential, anonymous and non-judgemental listening services run by students, for students. Visit for contact information.

CALM – the campaign against living miserably offers anonymous and confidential support via a helpline and webchat for anyone in crisis – visit

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