Mental Health Support

Need urgent support? 

Contact one of the following crisis services now:

  • Samaritans – call free on 116 123 or email
  • SHOUT – text 85258 – a free 24/7 service for anyone in crisis
  • Childline (for anyone up to age 19) – call free on 0800 1111
  • Police – if you or someone else is in danger, call 999

For ongoing support

The UK has a whole host of national mental health support services, a few of which are listed below:

Kooth is an NHS website, accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). There’s lots of resources available, and you can chat to counsellors in confidence there too.

YoungMinds is a UK charity focused on the mental health of children and young people. Their site is full of information as well as more signposting.

PAPYRUS is a UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. Their Hopeline is open daily between 9am and 12am. Call 0800 068 4141.

Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families. Their helpline is open M-F 9am-9pm. Call them on 0808 801 0400.