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.

Find your local NHS urgent mental health helpline (England only) for 24-hour advice and support.

Are you an adult in crisis?

Samaritans have a free helpline you can call. It's open 24 hours, 365 days of the year. They also offer email support.

If it's an emergency...

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

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