If you need any support during this period, see below for contacts and services.

There are also general resources for all Cardboard Citizens Members available here »
And Creative Opportunities through the crisis available here»

Please note: The services that organisations are able to provide are currently changing on a regular basis due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. If you have any problems contacting these services, please contact Bonny between 9-5pm, Mon-Fri on 07421 383 770 or email bonny@cardboardcitizens.org.uk and we will try to offer additional support where possible.

Support for 16-25s

For mental health support – Papyrus: Confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide. Call 0800 068 4141, text 07860 039 967 or email pat@papyrus-uk.org. Resources are also available online at www.papyrus-uk.org

For mental health support – MindSet is a regular Livestream for young people aged 16 – 30 who are looking for help to manage emotional distress. Brought to you by Body & Soul Therapists, every session introduces skills that are explained, practiced live and reinforced with the science that can help you to better understand what you are experiencing. Now is a time when we all need to build our resilience so register and join us over the coming weeks.

For support – New Horizon Youth Centre: Provides everything from hot food, showers and laundry, to advice about accommodation, training and employment. Based near Kings Cross (NW1). 020 7388 5560.

For those at risk of homelessness – Alone in London: Advice and support to 16 to 25 year olds who are at risk of homelessness. 020 7278 4224 or email aloneinlondon@depaulcharity.org.uk
(Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am to 5pm)
(Tuesday, Thursday 10am to 8pm)

If you’ve been forced to leave your home – Nightstop: Prevents homelessness through community hosting – placing young people in a safe and warm home for the night, provided by a vetted and approved volunteer. 020 7939 1220 or email Nightstop.london@depaulcharity.org.uk
(Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am to 5pm)
(Tuesday, Thursday 10am to 8pm)

For those at risk of homelessness – Centre Point Helpline: 0808 800 0661

For those currently rough sleeping – SPEAR: 020 8404 1481 or email outreach@spearlondon.org