There is help available if you need to speak to someone now
If you are in a crisis, here are contacts for free listening services. You can talk about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult.
Help for Adults
- Text “SHOUT” to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text “YM” if you’re under 19
- Community Advice & Listening Line: 0800132 737 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or text ‘help’ to: 81066 www.callgelpline.org.uk
- MIND – Helpful advice relating to coronavirus & wellbeing.
- MindInfoLine: 0300 123 3393 (M-F 9am – 6pm). Text: 86463. www.mind.org.uk
Help for Children and Young People
- Childline – call 0800 1111. The number will not appear on your phone bill. 24 hours, 7 days a week. www.childline.org.uk
- www.kooth.com (M – F 12pm – 10pm, S-S 6pm – 10pm)
- YoungMinds – is a leading mental health charity for children and young people. Click here to visit this website https://youngminds.org.uk
- Place2Be – Regular coronavirus updates, including helpful information to answer questions from children, and supporting children who may be especially vulnerable. www.place2be.org.uk
- Anna Freud Centre – A number of resources aiming to support young people’s mental health during periods of disruption. www.annafreud.org
- Papyrus – 0800 068 4141 Thinking of Suicide? Are you, or a young person you know not coping with life? For confidential suicidal prevention advice call the above number, or email: [email protected] Open 9am – 12am (midnight) every day of the year. www.papyrus-uk.org
If you are in High School in Wales, or College/University, you can see your school counsellor. Your school/college/university website should have more details.
If someone’s life is at risk
For example; they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose.
If you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe call 999 or find your nearest A&E.
A mental health emergency is as serious as a physical one and you will not be wasting anyone’s time.