In an emergency call 999 and ask for help or
• Go to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department at your local hospital or
• Talk to your GP (between 9am-5pm Monday – Friday) or
• Phone NHS Direct by ringing 111 (after 5pm or weekends) or
Mental Health Emergency Helpline for adults age 18+: 0300 1234 244 (available 24/7)
Helplines & Websites
CHILDLINE Online help and advice telephone and text chat support. Phone: 0800 1111
YOUNG MINDS Mental health advice and info for young people.
YOUNG MINDS CRISIS MESSENGER 24/7 service, providing free, mental health crisis support for young people across the UK. Text YM to 85258
SAMARITANS National Freephone: 116 123 (24-hours).
ANXIETY UK Information, support and advice. Monday – Friday 9.30am-5.30pm Infoline: 03444 775 774 Text: 07537 416 905
HEY SIGMUND Anxiety in children and young people – latest research and news.
FIXERS Stories by young people for young people
DRUGS ADVICE (FRANK): Live chat 2pm-6pm, Phone: 0300 123 6600, Text: 82111
Free to download from your app store
IAMME– mental health education and tips
CALM HARM – managing self-harm
MINDSHIFT – to help manage anxiety and urges to self-harm
COVE – express your mood with music
STRESS & ANXIETY COMPANION – helps you handle stress and anxiety
CHILL PANDA – relaxation and breathing exercises
FAMILY SUPPORT HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM www.family-support.org.uk
YOUNG MINDS www.youngminds.org.uk Parent Helpline: 0808 802 5544
FAMILY LIVES www.familylives.org.uk Parent Helpline: 0808 800 2222
How can I get support?
If you need to speak to someone urgently, call Childline on 0800 1111, NHS 111 (on 111), Papyrus on 0800 068 4141 or the Samaritans on 116 123. There’s always someone there to help, and any conversations you have with them are confidential.
For more advice check out our SUPPORT RESOURCES page!