Confidential help for anyone who is experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Tel: 08457 909090
Text: 07725 909090
Free helpline finding young people the best help whatever the problem. They can provide a free connection to any local or national service, or text information to mobiles. They also organise regular web chats.
Tel: 0808 808 4994 (1pm-11pm)
Confidential and emotional support on the telephone for children, young adults and adults who are socially isolated, vulnerable, at risk and victims of any form of abuse.
Tel: 020 8554 9004
Information about working rights, equality and diversity and advice on solving workplace disputes.
Tel: 08457 474747 (8am - 6pm, Monday - Friday)
All the information you need to get started on the road into higher education, with interactive maps of all HE institutes in the country. For England.
The Big Choice
Careers site with sections aimed at postgraduate, undergraduate and A-level students.
Produce a series of leaflets on all aspects of work opportunities in Europe. Careers Europe has a mission to promote mobility in Europe.
Tel: 01274 829600
Connexions Direct (now called Careers Information and Advice for Young People)
Careers and learning information for 13-19 year-olds in England. Call back service to mobiles available, helpline free from landlines.
Tel: 0800 100 900 (8am - 10pm)
Text: 07766 413219
Department for Business Innovation and Skills
Information and advice about higher education and skills developments for England
Department for Employment and Learning
The Training and Employment Agency aims to create an environment for economic growth in Northern Ireland.
Tel: 0870 000 2288 (9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday)
Employment Tribunal Enquiry Line
Enquiry line for the general public. Provides advice on tribunal procedures such as orders, where to send an application, what happens at a hearing.
Tel: 08457 959 775
Information and advice on over 900,000 courses throughout the UK. Also runs a network of over 1,500 learndirect centres to help you with your local learning needs and a free phone service offering careers advice.
Tel: 0800 100 900 (8am to 10pm, 7 days a week)
Provide information, advice and support to young people who are thinking of starting their own business, and to those already established in business.
Tel: 08457 573252
Combine the hands-on experience of working with the qualifications you.ll gain by studying.
Tel: 08000 150 600
National Union of Students (NUS)
Information and advice about all aspects of student life, plus details of campaigns and special offers.
For students by students, a listening ear for any problem a student may have. Lots of resources for anything from gas repairs to sexual health problems. Must be a student at a participating university, see website for listings.
Offers further education to adults.
Tel: 0845 300 60 90 (8am - 8pm, Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm, Saturday)
Provides loans, grants and advice to would-be entrepreneur.
Tel: 0800 842842 (9am to 5pm, Monday - Friday)
Advice for graduates about choosing a career and which jobs you are most suited to, as well as a job search service.
Promotes opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of disability in post-16 education, training and employment across the UK.
Tel: 0800 328 5050
Student Loans Company Ltd
Information about student loans and supplementary grants for living costs.
Tel: 0800 405010
Advice and essential skills for your academic and career success.
Advice about how to apply for different institutions and courses for UK and overseas students as well as a handy tracking service.
Tel: 0870 112 2211
General information for people thinking about going in to higher education in England.
Department for Children, Schools and Families
Government department responsible for GCSEs, A-levels, Diplomas and schools in England.
Department for Work and Pensions
Government department responsible for workers rights and the minimum wage, jobseekers allowance and other work-related matters, for England, Scotland and Wales.