Useful phone numbers
Childline – (0800) 1111 – Provides a free telephone counselling service for young people in trouble or danger.
ASK Helpline – 80800 – ASK is a free, confidential text service for 14-25 year olds in County Durham. Text ASK (followed by your question) to 80800. The service has a comprehensive internal and external referral network to help the young person receives support. Qualified Youth Workers operate the helpline from the Cornforth Partnership.
CAMHS Crisis & Liaison Team (Mental Health) – 0191 4415733
You can find out more about sexual exploitation from the Barnados website.
Mental Health Crisis? – Children, adults and older people can contact TEWV crisis services free of charge, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on tel. 0800 0516 171.
People with learning disabilities and/or autism can also use this number.
There are many services in Durham that provide support to children and young people who may be concerned about their mental or emotional health – click here to get a list of these services (and when it opens you can click on the names to get more information).