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
General Mental Health Advice and Support
Childline Call: 0800 1111 or Live chat: www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/
ReThink mental Illness Call: 0808 801 0525 or email: [email protected] WebChat: www.rethink.org/aboutus/what-we-do/advice-and-information-service/
Shout Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258
The Mix Call: 0808 808 4994, Text ‘The Mix’ to 85258 Live Message: www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team
Young Minds 24/7 service Text ‘YM’ to 85258
Anxiety, Panic, OCD & Phobia Advice & Support
Homelessness Advice & Support
Centrepoint Call: 0808 800 0661or WebChat: centrepoint.org.uk/youth-homelessness/get-help-now/
Domestic Abuse Support
Refuge Call: 0808 2000 247 or Live chat: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/en/Chat-to-us-online
Disordered Eating Advice
Beat Call: 0808 801 0677, email: [email protected], or WebChat: support.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/app/chat/chat_launch
Free to download from your app store
I am me – Mental health education and wellbeing tips; created by young people, for young people.
MindShift – Managing anxiety and mood journal.
Calm Harm – Activities and ideas to help manage urges to self-harm.
Clear Fear – Activities and ideas to help manage symptoms of anxiety.
Move Mood – Help to manage behaviours associated with low mood and depression.
Dare: Panic & Anxiety Relief – Help to manage anxiety and panic attacks.
Calm Urge – Self harm and mood tracer with calming activities.
Cove – Mood journal recorded through making music.
The Mindfulness app – Help to reduce stress, learn how to meditate and improve sleep.
Mindful Powers – Learn about mindfulness and play mindfulness activities.
Daylio – Mood journal.
Feelmo – Activities and education on anxiety, stress, anger, sadness, relationships, sleep, insecurities and sadness.
Being – Articles, journaling and helpful strategies on a wide variety of topics such as LGBT+, Covid anxieties, social media and wellbeing.
What’s Up? – Information, calming techniques, coping strategies for worries and habit tracker.
Companion – Guides and techniques for managing daily stresses.
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!