Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU)
If you are worried about a child, or you have a concern relating to a child, please contact: Multi-agency Referral Unit (MARU):
0300 123 1116
Out of hours number 01208 251300
For financial support or advice about care and support services for families visit www.supportincornwall.org.uk
If you are in financial crisis and live in England or Wales, call the free national helpline, Help through Hardship, on 0808 2082138 (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, closed on public holidays)
National society for the prevention of cruelty for children. Support for children who have been abused, and protection for children at risk.
0808 800 5000www.nspcc.org.uk
Free 24-hour service for children and young people. Help anyone under the age of 19 with any issues you are going through.
Cornwall Mind provides a range of services for people experiencing mental health problems. The aim is to help people in our local communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
01208 892 855
24/7 text service if in crisis. Shout is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. Text from wherever you are in the UK.
If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, our trained Shout Volunteers can help day or night.
Text SHOUT to 85258
If you are, or someone else is, in danger, always call 999 first. For advice, or non-urgent calls, call NHS 111.
Early Help Hub
Support for children and young people is available by contacting Cornwall’s Early Help Hub.
The Early Help Hub Team
01872 322277:-Monday-Thursday – 8.45am-5.15pm and Friday 8.45am- 4.45pm ( Closed on Bank holidays)
Citizens Advice Cornwall
If you require the use of a Foodbank, contact: 0800 144 8848 to speak with Citizens Advice Cornwall who will be able to issue you with a food bank voucher
Help for people affected by domestic abuse, sexual violence and those demonstrating abusive behaviour
0300 777 4777 Helpline Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
Young minds support young people with the tools to look after their mental health, up to the age of 25
Parents helpline- 0808 802 5544- Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm
Young person – Text SHOUT to 85258- 24/7
Email- firstname.lastname@example.org Monday-Sunday
The Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide
24 hours a day, 365 days a year
PAPYRUS is dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional well being of young people. 24 hours/7 days a week.
HOPELINE247 is confidential support for children and young people who are experiencing thoughts of suicide.
0800 068 4141
TEXT: 07860 039 967
YPC offers support for young people aged 11 to 25