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SOURCES OF MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999 or go to your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department. 

Samaritans Provides confidential emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts. 

Call 116 123 or email: joe@samaritans.org Available 24/7.

GP General practitioner surgery.

Contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment. Check your GPs opening times for availability.

SHOUT Provides 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis.

Use the SHOUT crisis text line: text SHOUT to 85258. Available 24/7.

PAPYRUS Provides confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person.

Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141. Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org Available Mon-Fri: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, weekends: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm, bank holidays: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Mind Provides support and advice to people with mental health problems, and promotes their views and needs.

Phone: 0300 123 3393. Text: 86463. Resources on self-harm: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/self-harm/about-self-harm/ Available Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm.

ChildLine Helps anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.

Phone: 0800 1111. 1-2-1 Chats with a counsellor available online at https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/ Available 24/7.

Harmless Works to overcome and address issues related to self-harm and suicide.  

0115 880 0280. Clinical Support Services: https://harmless.org.uk/clinical-support-services/ 

BEAT Helps people with a feeding or eating disorder and provides information to the public. 

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ To find eating disorder support near you: https://helpfinder.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/?utm_source=beat&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=helpfinder2023&utm_content=notification-bar 

Useful Contacts for Self-Harm

Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/self-harm/useful-contacts/ 

Battle Scars: Survivor-led charity offering support around self-harm. Resources on managing self-harm: https://www.battle-scars-self-harm.org.uk/managing-sh.html 

Self-harm management workbook for under-18s: https://www.battle-scars-self-harm.org.uk/workbook-for-10-17-year-olds.html 

GP: A guide for visiting your GP as a young person with lived experience of self-harm and suicidality: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/documents/college-les/psych/imh/visiting-your-general-practitioner-final.pdf

 

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