If you need help or support, please call Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or Childline on 0800 1111.
BeatBullying UK, along with its sister charity MindFull, which offers young people support for mental health issues, run helplines, online forums and counselling sessions.
But on Tuesday, the charities’ websites were displaying a message directing people to the Samaritans or Childline for support instead.
“We are sorry MindFull and BeatBullying services are currently down,” it said.
Young people and some of the many volunteers working in the BeatBullying Group (BBG) that runs both charities said they had been left in the dark about what was happening and the future of the services.
A statement released by the BBG’s trustees said it had “faced a challenging financial environment” for some time that had recently turned into “significant financial difficulties”.
BeatBullying helps children with cyberbullying as well as at school An administrator is being appointed to protect the charity from creditors’ actions while negotiations take place, it added.
“This is clearly a difficult time for anybody connected with The BeatBullying Group, particularly the people who have come to depend upon the services and support that they have received,” the statement said.
“Our aim is to resolve this difficult situation as soon as possible and to the fullest extent we can given the difficulties faced by BBG, in the best interests of its creditors and staff .
“In the meantime we would like to thank the supporters, staff and advisors who continue to work with us.”
A petition launched to help the charity get up and running again had more than 100 signatures by Tuesday morning.
Volunteers and supporters expressed their dismay as news of the difficulties spread.
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