Mental Health and Wellbeing
At times we all face challenges in life that can impact our mental wellbeing. Below is a list of organisations that you can contact if you need support with your mental health and wellbeing.
Advice and emotional support for young people on a wide range of subjects up to the age of 19. Childline has a 24-hour freephone helpline. Online chat and email support are also available.
Online counselling and emotional well-being service for children and young people.
Online chat service available: Monday – Friday 12 pm – 10 pm
Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm. Young people are required to sign up for a free account to access the service.
Online info and support on mental health for children and young people. Young Minds also run a crisis messenger service: If you're a young person experiencing a mental health crisis, you can text YM to 85258 for free 24/7 support across the UK.Visit Young Minds' website
Support service for young people up to the age of 25. Offers advice and support on whatever challenges you're facing, from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs.Visit The Mix's website
Hopeline UK is a specialist telephone service offering non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who experiencing thoughts of suicide, or for anyone concerned a young person could be thinking about suicide.Visit Hopeline's website
24-hour free helpline support for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts. Helpline 116 123, open 24/7Visit Samaritans' website
Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
For support in a crisis, Text Shout to 85258
Support and advice for those with an eating disorder, and those supporting someone else
Their Helpline is open 365 days a year from 9am-midnight during the week, and 4pm-midnight on weekends and bank holidays.
Mind’s infoline provides information on a range of topics including different mental health diagnoses, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments, amongst others. They can provide details of help and support in your area.Find out more
The Legal Line
The Legal Line provides legal information and general advice on mental health related law covering: mental health, mental capacity, community care, human rights and discrimination/equality related to mental health issues.Find out more
Local Mind offers a range of services in your local area which can include talking therapies, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.Find out more