Hounslow Youth Counselling Service offer free support to 11-25 year olds. Just pick up the phone to HYCS to request free 1-2-1 counselling support if you are 11-25 and live, study or work in Hounslow Borough. Call us on 020 8568 1818 or find out more from their website.
If you need urgent help text 85258. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus
Honest information about drugs and drug use.
Call 0300 123 6600 Call FRANK 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Text 82111. Text a question and FRANK will text you back.
Call, log on for instant chat or email. This is always answered by trained counsellors. Calls are free from all mobile networks
0808 808 2008 (Area served London)
Helpline providing culturally sensitive support to Muslim youth under the age of 25. Outreach services including family mediation, face to face counselling and befriending. See www.myh.org.uk for more information.
Runaway Helpline is here if you are thinking about running away. You can also contact the Helpline if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused.You can call or text for free, 24 hours a day. It’s all confidential.
The Mix – 0808 8080 4994
Online guide to life for 16-25 year-olds in the UK. Emotional support is available 24 hours a day. On the website, you can chat about anything you like on their moderated discussion boards and live chat room.
ChatHealth (Advice for Teens in Hounslow) – Text: 07507 333 176, Website
This service is provided by the Hounslow school nursing service for all young people aged 11-19. You will get a reply within 24 hours from an NHS School Nurse between 9:00am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).
Support for parents
You may find the following sources supportive in times of need.
We have extended our Information & Signposting service, establishing a WhatsApp service available 10am – 5pm, Mon – Fri. To join, please add us on 077 3535 1473. For more information, please visit our website.
Zoom Conference Service
We will be running weekly sessions via our Zoom conference services. They will be taking place:
• Every Monday 10AM – 11Am
• Every Wednesday 2PM – 3PM
We will be providing information and signposting, and guidance and support to residents worried about the current outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). We will publish, the login address and access code which is all that is required for anyone to join the group.
Hounslow Community Foodbox (Tue to Fri 10:00 – 13:00 Sat 10:00 – 12:00)
Brickfield Community Centre, Brickfield Close, Brentford TW8 8JN
07718 263 614 or 07850 402 419
Call 0808 808 4000 for free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.
Free and easy to use online debt advice service (charity) from National Debtline. It will give you a personalised action plan to manage your debts and help get rid of the stress that goes with them.
Debt management plan (DMP); Individual voluntary arrangement (IVA); Debt relief order (DRO); Bankruptcy; Equity release; Mortgages.
0800 138 1111 – 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 3pm on Saturday
Source of affordable credit, without the need for personal guarantees; friendly and personal customer service of the highest standard.
0208 756 3865 Monday – Friday, 8 – 4 (closed after 12 noon on Wednesdays)