Mental Health Support
Do you need urgent Mental Health Support? Call Freephone 0800 051 6171 at any time.
This freephone crisis line is available for people of all ages to call when in mental distress. The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you will be offered a series of options to divert you to the most relevant local crisis service.
Alternatively visit the Mind Charity's website Crisis page by clicking here.
Text Shout to 85258
If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support, and would rather use text messages, then text "Shout" to 85258. The number is easy to remember - it's just up and down the centre of your keypad.
This is a new service, but very well tried and used in America. There's lots of information on their website - click here or on the logo.
Book an appointment with a GP
If you have any new or ongoing concerns regarding your mental health please do not hesitate to book an appointment with a GP.
There is also a range of talking therapies* you can be referred to. The Practice also regularly reviews patients using specific medicines. We will invite you to attend an appointment with either the Doctor or Nurse Practitioner.
* "Talking therapies are treatments which involve talking to a trained professional about your thoughts, feelings and behaviour."
This definition is taken from this Mind publication which explains a great deal about the subject.
Are you aged 11 to 18 and need a safe place to talk and get help online? Then sign up to Kooth following the link by clicking on the logo to the left.
Kooth provides free, safe and anonymous online support for young people. Kooth's opening hours are Monday to Friday 12pm – 10pm, and Saturday to Sunday 6pm – 10pm.