Helpful Numbers

If you are at all concerned about your health or the health of a friend or relative you can contact you may find useful information from one of the sources below. Remember you are not alone and always reach out, if you need help.

In an emergency:

  • Call 999

  • Go to your local A&E department

If you're in crisis and need to speak to someone:

  • Call NHS 111 (for when you need help but are not in immediate danger)

  • Contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment

  • Contact the Samaritans (details below)

  • Use the 'Shout' crisis text line - text SHOUT to 85258

Samaritans

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

Other sources of advice and support

Mind

Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends.

Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays). 

Rethink Mental Illness

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.

PAPYRUS UK

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They support young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else.

Open 10am-10pm on weekdays and 2pm-10pm on weekends and bank holidays

YoungMinds

UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. Find out more about us, our mission and how we work.

  • www.youngminds.org.uk

  • Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm)

  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258