Useful Links

Child Line

0800 1111 (UK), 24 hours a day
chat: chat online
web: www.childline.org.uk
Available 24 hours a day, help and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor online, send ChildLine an email or post on the message boards.

 

Samaritans

116 123 (UK), 24 hours a day
web: www.samaritans.org
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

 

Mind

0300 123 3393 (Mon – Fri, 9am-6pm except bank holidays)
email: info@mind.org.uk 
web: www.mind.org.uk
Offers advice and support to service users; has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.

 

Rethink Mental Illness

0300 5000 927 (Mon – Fri, 10am-2pm)
Support forum email: advice@rethink.org
web: www.rethink.org
Rethink Mental Illness works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, recover a better quality of life. It provides effective services and support and campaigns for change through greater awareness and understanding.

 

Sane

0845 767 8000 (6pm-11pm every day – local rate on BT landlines)
Support forum email: sanemail@sane.org.uk 
web: www.sane.org.uk
SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.

 

Education Support Partnership

08000 562 561  (UK), 24 hours a day
text: 07909 341229
chat: chat online
web: www.educationsupportpartnership.org.uk
For teachers and everyone working in education to boost health, happiness and wellbeing through individual support and great management.

 

NHS mental health services

Find local mental health services on the NHS website. You can also get advice from NHS 111 phone service.

 

Papryus

Prevention of young suicide
Call: 0800 068 41 41
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
SMS: 07786 209697
A specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to Children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling. Anyone who is concerned about a young person.

 

Young Minds

web: www.youngminds.org.uk
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

 

Mental Health Foundation

website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Charity improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

 

MindEd

website: www.minded.org.uk
At its heart, MindEd provides practical knowledge that gives adults confidence to identify a mental health issue and act swiftly, meaning better outcomes for the child or young person involved.

 

YoungMinds Parents Helpline

Depression, anxiety, ADHD & self-harm
0808 802 5544 (9.30 to 4.00pm, Mon- Fri)
web: www.youngminds.org.uk
We offer free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

 

Beat

Adults over 18 including parents, teachers or concerned adults:
0345 634 1414  – . (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email: help@b-eat.co.uk
Under 25s:
0345 634 7650 – (Mon-Wed, 1pm-4pm)
Support forums (7 days a week) email: fyp@b-eat.co.uk
web: www.b-eat.co.uk
Beat provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders and difficulties with food, weight and shape. We also have an email service and an online one to one service.

 

FRANK

0300 123 6600 (UK), 24 hours a day
live chat (UK), 2-6pm
SMS: 82111 – Need a quick answer? Text a question and FRANK will text you back.
website: www.talktofrank.com