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Urgent Support

If you're concerned about your mental health, your GP is always a good place to start. If you feel very distressed and can’t wait, or feel unable to keep yourself safe, choose one of the options below.

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Free help and advice if you want to speak to someone anonymously

Shout Crisis Text Line

Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.

The Samaritans: Free 24 hour support

“A safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. We won't judge you or tell you what to do, we'll listen to you.” 

  • Email: jo@samaritans.org
  • Call: 116 123


“Confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person.”

  • Call: 0800 068 41 41
  • Text: 07860 039967
  • Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
  • Opening hours: 9am to midnight every day of the year, including weekends and bank holidays.

Urgent Mental Health Support

To find urgent mental health support in your local area:

  • Telephone numbers for urgent mental health support.

Urgent, non-emergency medical advice

If you need help urgently but are not at risk of harm or serious illness, use the NHS 111 non-emergency advice online or call 111:

Immediate Support

Go to your local A&E:

If you feel that you need help immediately call for an ambulance:

  • Call or Text: 999

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