If you require immediate support then you can contact:


By phone:

  • NHS Crisis Helpline: Call 111
  • Samaritans (24 hour helpline): Call 116 123
  • Contact your GP

In person:

  • Visit your nearest A&E

If you can’t get there call 999.


Self help

There are many ways you can help yourself. We have a wealth of resources in our section Feeling Good, Staying Healthy.


Mental Health

  • If you can’t get through the night then you could go to A & E.
  • If you can’t get through the next 24 hours you could go to your GP or A & E
  • If you are feeling suicidal or you are worried about someone else, contact your GP, the Samaritans (tel: 08457 90 90 90)


Other useful links and services

Childline is a private and confidential service that is available 24 hours a day for children and young people up to the age of 19, provides signposting and information.

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy is a large organisation that many counsellors around the UK are registered with. They’re not only a charity but also an accrediting body that set certain standards and codes of ethics for counsellors and psychotherapists to adhere to. Call 01455 883300.

Young Minds offer confidential online and telephone support including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25. There is also a parent helpline 0808 8025544 which is open 9am-4:30pm.

Visit our self help section which contains lots of useful information for young people, parents and family members.