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Free bullying and cyberbullying helplines in the United Kingdom

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Mermaids Helpline offers free and confidential support over phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We exist to help...


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The Mix Crisis Messenger is dedicated to providing 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone and text...


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Outline Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support by phone, text message (SMS) and online chat. We are here...


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EACH Helpline is dedicated to providing free and confidential support by phone. We are here for the LGBTQ+ community in the...


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SEED Advice Line provides free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We are here to help everyone, adults, youth,...


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SOS Silence of Suicide provides confidential support by our helpline, in person group meetings and online meetings. Our...


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Premier Lifeline: The National Christian Helpline offers free and confidential support and information over phone. We help...


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Muslim Youth Helpline offers free and confidential support and information by phone and online chat. We exist to help people...


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The Men Standing Up Helpline offers free and confidential support by phone. We are here for adults, the LGBTQ+ community, men,...


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The National Bullying Helpline offers free, compassionate and confidential support by phone. We support everyone, adults,...


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Are you a victim of bullying or shaming? Contact a hotline in United Kingdom for support.

If you’ve been bullied or belittled at home, school, work or online, you don’t have to suffer alone. There are 11 helplines in United Kingdom for people who’ve been victims of bullying. Bullying can be physical or psychological, direct or indirect, but whatever form it takes, it always hurts. Bullying can look like:

  • Others have openly excluded you from social groups or activities.
  • You have had rumours spread about you, or frequently been blamed for things you didn’t do.
  • One or more people has repeatedly called you names and teased or humiliated you.
  • You have been victimised by cyber-bullies who share secrets, rumours or negative comments about you.
  • Someone has shared private, negative, false or harmful pictures, content or rumours about you.
  • One or more people have repeatedly sworn at, called names, taunted or physically harassed you.
  • You have been taunted, teased, threatened or harmed by others.
  • Someone has repeatedly made inappropriate or discriminatory comments about you.

Bullying takes many forms, but it always leaves victims feeling lonely, humiliated and weak. Remember, bullies try to boost their power at the expense of others. Bullying is selfish, and never deserved by the victim. Although you feel alone, there are people you can trust and turn to for support.

The victims of bullying come from all walks of life, from every school, playground, workplace and online platform. You may be sceptical about whether helpline support in United Kingdom will work for you, especially if you have been treated badly in the past. The good news is that helpline staff are well-trained to help people with experiences like yours.


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