Get urgent help

Get urgent help

If you need support in a crisis these contacts can help you.

Are you a young person in crisis?

Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. 

  • If you need urgent help 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.

You can also call Childline for free to speak to someone about what's happening and how you're feeling.

Are you an adult in crisis?

Call the Samaritans free helpline. It's open 24 hours, 365 days of the year.

If it's an emergency...

If you are in an emergency and there is risk to life (that can be your own or another persons) call 999.

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