Experiencing a mental health crisis and need to talk to someone right now?
If you require urgent support for your mental health please call the First Response Service on 0808 196 3494 (24/7 helpline for all ages)
The below services also offer free and confidential 24 hour support.
Call First Response: 0808 196 3494. 24/7 freephone service for help with mental health difficulties.
The crisis messenger service can help with urgent issues such as: suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying, relationship issues.
Call: 116 123
Call: 0800 1111
Immediate Emergency Assistance
Call or Text: 999
Urgent, non-emergency medical advice
Call: NHS 111 Or go to: NHS 111 Online
Call: 0330 088 9255
Feeling overwhelmed or suicidal - The Source website has advice and support if you are struggling.
Anonymous support for boys and men – non emergency
Call: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm – Midnight every day)
Kooth website - 24/7 online support
Offers peer support through live forums, text messaging support service and virtual counselling sessions.
Kooth offers free, confidential and anonymous support about anything you are worried about.
If you are experiencing an urge to self-harm
Download Calm Harm App - This app offers tasks to help you resist and manage the urges.
Try the ‘5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Technique’ to find some calm
5 - Name 5 things you can see around you
4 - Name 4 things you can feel (clothes, warm, cool, breeze, touch)
3 - Name 3 things you can hear right now
2 - Name 2 things you can smell (or, 2 things you like the smell of)
1 - Name 1 thing you like to taste.
'I Feel Like Hurting Myself' - is a z card for young people which provides advice and support for anyone self-harming or are worried about a friend.
If you are concerned about your emotional wellbeing and mental health, you can make an urgent appointment to see your GP.