If you think you need support, listed below are contact details for organisations that you might find helpful:
Your GP can offer non-urgent medical care and advice. Your GP can also refer you to specialist services when appropriate.
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and are not sure what to do. To get help from NHS 111, you can:
You can go to your nearest hospital Accident & Emergency Department for urgent medical care. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You should call 999 in a life-threatening medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk. Available 24/7 hours a day, 7 days a week.
YoungMinds offers free and confidential support via text for young people experiencing a mental health crisis. Text support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The website also has information about mental health and what support is available.
BAATN signposts to free counselling services specifically for young people who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean.
Childline offers free and confidential advice and support via telephone, email and webchat for young people under 19. Helpline is available 7:30am–midnight Monday to Friday and 9am–midnight on weekends.
Hub of Hope offers a database of local and national mental health services via the website. Users can enter their location to find the nearest source of support for any mental health issue.
Kooth offers free and confidential support and counselling via the website for young people.
Mind offers free and confidential advice and information about mental health and support available via telephone, text and email for young people and adults. Calls from UK landlines are charged at local rates, charges from mobile phones may vary. Helpline is available 9am–6pm Monday to Friday (except on bank holidays).
Nightline offers confidential advice and support via telephone, email, webchat and face to face for students in higher and further education. Users can enter their University’s name into the search engine to find out what support is available.
Papyrus offers confidential advice and support via telephone, text and email for young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide. Helpline is available 9am-Midnight, 7 days a week.
Stonewall offers free and confidential information and support via telephone for LGBT communities and their allies. Helpline is available 9:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday.
The Mix offers free and confidential advice and support via telephone, text and email for young people aged 25 years and under. Helpline is available 4pm-11pm, 7 days a week.
The Samaritans offers free, confidential emotional support via telephone and email for young people and adults. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Young Mums Support Network offers online and group support to single and young mothers.