Sources of help for Students (England)

If you are feeling down or distressed, or are worried about someone you know, you may find it useful to use the following help sources. They can also help you get more information or support on drug and alcohol use, for you or someone else.


If you are feeling extremely distressed, please speak to an adult that you trust as soon as possible.


Online help resources for families affected by drug or alcohol misuse


Help for anyone whose life is or has been affected by another person’s misuse of alcohol, through peer support groups

Freephone: 0800 0086 811


Association for Young People’s Health

Online guide for young people who want to support a friend through a difficult experience or upsetting feelings, or who want to ask their friends for help


Bristol Drug Project
BDP offers confidential support for adults and young people who are using drugs or who are worried about someone else's substance misuse

Tel: 0117 987 6000




Helpline for children and young people to discuss their concerns or problems in confidence

Freephone: 0800 1111

Website containing information and advice:



Charity providing support to the family and friends of people with drug or alcohol addictions, including specialist bereavement support for substance misuse-related losses

Freephone: 0300 888 3853


Honest information about drugs, and help and advice for young people relating to drug use

Freephone: 0300 1236600

SMS Text: 82111 followed by your question



Free, safe and anonymous support for young people, through an online counselling platform



Charity helping children growing up in families where a parent or carer is addicted to alcohol

Freephone: 0800 358 3456


Off the Record

Free and confidential mental health support and information for young people:

Text: 07896 880 011

Helpline: 0808 808 9120




There for anyone who needs someone, without judgement or pressure


PO Box 9090


Tel:  116 123



The Mix

Charity providing free, confidential support to people aged under 25 on a range of issues, including drugs and alcohol

Freephone: 0808 808 4994