You can talk to them about anything, from self-harm and sexting to exam stress and eating problems.You can also ask them their name if you like and they'll tell you their first name.We know that lots of young people live in the UK but might not speak English.We want to support all young people but we can only offer counselling in English.
Why not post on the message boards about how you're feeling.Remember that Childline is always here to support you.If you're coming on for a 1-2-1 chat there are lots of things you can do on the website while you're waiting. When you call us on 0800 1111 you’ll come through to our switchboard. It’s confidential and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.If you need to contact us again, we'll always be here for you. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles in the UK. Even if you don't have credit on your mobile phone you can still call us for free. Calls may be chargeable from mobiles and the number will appear on your mobile bill.To call us free from the Channel Islands, try using a landline or phone box.If you log in for a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online, you might wait a little while before being connected with a counsellor. We know it can sometimes be scary talking to counsellors. You might be unsure about what to say or how they'll react. They're a bunch of different people, some old and some young.They all work for us in the UK but many come from different countries like Poland, Ghana, Australia, India, China, France and other places. But most importantly, they all care about young people and give up some of their time to volunteer as counsellors.Or contact a counsellor online using 1-2-1 counsellor chat. If you go abroad and need to contact Childline, you might be charged.But you can still get support and advice from our website. Calls are not recorded and our number won't show up on any phone bills.