Mental health problems can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or social background. If you think that you may have a mental health problem – or suspect that someone close to you has one – please seek help. Without care and treatment, mental health problems can have a serious effect on an individual and those around them.
The information below is a starting point, but we urge you to contact your GP.
- YoungMinds Crisis Messenger provides free crisis support if you are having a crisis – it’s every day of the week, at any time day or night. You just need to text YM to 85258. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
- Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) gives advice and support for young people who feel like they want to take their own life, and all their advice is confidential. You can ring their line, HOPELineUK on 0800 068 41 41 or you can text them on 07786 209 687.
- Samaritans are an organisation you can ring if at any time of the day or night. They will help you and listen to how you’re feeling. You can ring them on 116 123. You can also email them : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Childline will help you if you’re under 19 and you can confidentially call, email, or chat online about any problem big or small. Their freephone 24 hour helpline is 0800 1111. You can sign up for a childline account on the website to be able to message a counsellor anytime without using your email address. Or you can chat 1:1 with an online advisor