Short term practical and emotional support for young people in crisis situations

Acorns advice and support worker

The Acorns First Response Worker offers the following services for young people aged 11 – 18 who require immediate support in response to crisis:

  • Short term support for young people who are not eligible for counselling, but who may need practical and emotional help to deal with current crisis situations;
  • Safety planning and risk assessment where a young person resides with a perpetrator or has regular contact with a perpetrator, including within their own relationships
  • Advocacy – for example at meetings or appointments in school or court


Making a First Response referral

The First Response referral form can be downloaded here, or by contacting Acorns on:
0191 349 8366 /

Please check the First Response guidance before filling in the referral form.


Contact us

Call 0191 349 8366

Text 07712 862 858