Emotional support Samaritans - Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day, for people who are worried, upset, confused, dispairing or suicidal. Phone 08457 90 90 90. Childline - for children who are worried and need to talk about anything. Calls are free and confidential: the number is 0800 1111. Counselling Directory UK - a national directory of counsellors and couselling services.