Emergency support for children and adults
If you feel you are struggling or feeling overwhelmed at the moment it is always best to talk to someone.
The organisations below offer kind, highly trained people available to listen and offer support 24 hours a day;
- If you are worried about your safety or if you feel you may hurt yourself then you can call 999 or 111 and get help straight away.
- If you need someone to talk to for kind, caring and compassionate advice for any reason you can call Samaritans on 116 123 or email them 24/7 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can find a local mental health helpline by using this NHS tool.
- You can find local mental health charities and the services they can offer through the Hub of Hope.
National mental health support for children
Childline offers support to young people under 19, and they can confidentially call, email, or chat online about any problem, big or small. Their freephone 24-hour helpline is 0800 1111. Or students can have a one-to-one chat with an online advisor.
Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) provides advice and support for young people who feel like they want to take their own life, and all their advice is confidential. Call their HOPELineUK on: 0800 068 41 41 or text: 07786 209687 (lines are open everyday from 9am to midnight).
SHOUT provides free, confidential, 24/7 text message support in the UK for anyone who is struggling to cope and anyone in crisis. Text SHOUT to 85258. This service is free on all major mobile networks.