Support directory

The My Need to Live Support Directory

The My Need to Live Support Directory is a resource created by us to help 16 – 24 year olds find the help, support, organisation or practitioner you need to help them with their wellbeing when they need it.

It is a growing directory. If you feel we have missed any needed services that can help our community please do get in touch and we’ll look to add your suggestion to the list.



Stepchange have more than 25 years’ experience providing free, expert debt advice. They offer the widest range of practical debt solutions of any provider in the UK.

Webchat service here

Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service provide guidance across a wide range of money matters, including a number of useful tools and calculators to help people manage their money. Their focus is on supporting people who can benefit the most from their help or who are going through significant life events – such as saving for a home, dealing with the breakdown of a long-term relationship, or starting a family.

0800 138 7777 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, closed)


National helpline for anyone affected by domestic abuse. Offers emotional support through talking service, also offers practical support including helping women into a refuge. (UK wide)

0808 2000 247 (24 hours a day, free to call)


Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.

116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)


Provides resources to help young people who are having suicidal thoughts.

0800 068 41 41 (Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm)


Mind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind has around 140 local Minds providing local mental health services.

0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday)


The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day.

0800 58 58 58 (open 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight)

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