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 only (age 11+): Gloucestershire Health and Care Trust (GHC) Crisis Team:
0800 1690398 (available 24/7)
Helplines & Websites
ON YOUR MIND Mental health support and advice.
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).
SELF-HARM HELPLINE RETHINK GLOUCESTERSHIRE: Open everyday 5pm-10pm on webchat and Phone: 0808 8010606 and Text: 075374 10022
CHATHEALTH NHS School Nursing conﬁdential text chat service 9am-4.30pm Mon-Fri Text: 07507 333351
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
TIC+ PARENT SUPPORT ADVICE LINE Mon & Wed 5-9pm Tues & Sat 9.30am-1pm, Online-chat: www.ticplus.org.uk Freephone:0800 652 5675
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 are aged 9-21, you can get support from our TIC+ counsellors. TIC+ works hard at raising funds so they can arrange for a counsellor to see you for free, all you need to do is call us on 01594 372777 or text us on 07520 634063 to arrange an appointment. We know it can be hard to take that first step but, like the other young people we’ve helped, you’ll be so glad you did.
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!