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NHS Accident & Emergency

If you are injured or have taken an overdose, call 999 or go to A&E immediately.

Children and Young People’s/Parents /Carers Mental Health Helpline

For urgent issues out of hours (which do not require a 999 emergency response) please phone:


Confidential emotional support at any time from Samaritans either by calling 116 123

Want to speak / text someone 24/7


If you are (or know a young person) thinking of suicide, Papyrus offers confidential suicide prevention advice. 9am to Midnight.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

24/7 confidential Helpline that offers a supportive listening service to anyone 18 and older experiencing thoughts of suicide.


Childline is a free, private and confidential service that you can access online and on the phone for anyone under 19.

Young Minds

The Young Minds Crisis Messenger offers free support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis or want advice as a parent/carer. 24/7


 is a listening, emotional support, information and supplies service, run by students for students. Nightlines are open at night, run by trained, caring, fellow student volunteers. 


is a free text service available 24/7, anytime of day or night for anyone struggling to cope and needing to talk. Messages are confidential and anonymous.
Text SHOUT to 85258