Mental Health and Wellbeing - immediate support and help

Shout (for children, young people and adults) Text CONNECT to 85258 (UK), 24 hours a day More info: giveusashout.org

If you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help, get in touch with Shout, the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.

Childline (for children and young people only) 0800 1111 (UK), 24 hours a day chat: chat online email  web: www.childline.org.uk

Available 24 hours a day for children and young people, help and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor online, send ChildLine an email or post on the message boards.

Samaritans (for adults) 116 123 (UK), 24 hours a day email: jo@samaritans.org  web: www.samaritans.org

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

Mind 0300 123 3393 (Mon - Fri, 9am-6pm except bank holidays) email: info@mind.org.uk web: www.mind.org.uk 

Offers advice and support to service users; has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.

Rethink Mental Illness 0300 5000 927 (Mon - Fri, 10am-2pm) email: advice@rethink.org web: www.rethink.org 

Rethink Mental Illness works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recover a better quality of life. It provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understanding.

Sane 0845 767 8000 (6pm-11pm every day - local rate on BT landlines) Support forum email: sanemail@sane.org.uk  web: www.sane.org.uk 

SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.

NHS mental health services

Find local mental health services on the NHS website.

You can also get advice from NHS 111 phone service.

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