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Whatever you're going through, there is support available. You can call or text any of the helplines below, at anytime for FREE and speak to someone via phone or text.

You will be put in touch with trained volunteers, who are there 24/7 to  listen to you and help you think more clearly, enabling you to know that you can take the next step to feeling better. By asking questions, listening to you and responding with support, they will help you think through your feelings until you both feel you are now in a calm, safe place. You might be signposted to other services, so that you can continue to get support.

But if you are in an acute mental health crisis and you feel you could be at risk of hurting yourself or others, please go to your nearest Accident & Emergency room immediately.


Calling is the quickest way to get through to a Samaritan.

Whatever you're going through, you can call us any time, from any phone for FREE.

Call: 116 123 for free 24/7


SHOUT - Crisis Text Line (UK) 

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential mental health text support service for

anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope. 

Text: SHOUT to 85258

Free 24/7 text support for people in crisis in the UK




If you are a young person experiencing a mental health crisis,

you can text the Young Minds Crisis Messenger for free, 24/7 support.

Text: YM to 85258


The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger is powered by

our trusted partners Shout and Crisis Text Line.


Young Minds offer three different services to parents and carers who are

concerned about their child’s mental health, up to the age of 25.

Find out more here about our Parents Helpline, Email Service and Webchat.​

If you're looking for advice or specialist support for a particular issue, these organisations may be able to help:

Other tips and resources on how to look after your mental health:

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