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Help & Support

If you are experiencing a mental health problem, help and support is always available.

In an emergency Call 999 or go immediately to your local Accident and Emergency department

· If your life is in danger (for example you are at risk of taking you own life or have seriously harmed yourself).

· If the life of someone else is in danger (for example they are at risk of taking their own life or have seriously harmed themselves).

· If you or someone else needs immediate help and you are worried about safety.

If you are not able to do this yourself, ask someone else to help.

Find out more.

When it’s not life threatening but you need urgent medical advice;

· Call 111.

· Book an emergency GP appointment.

· Contact your local mental health crisis team.

For advice and guidance in non-emergency situations;

· Make an appointment with your GP.

· Speak to a healthcare professional.

If you are experiencing emotional problems …

If you want to speak to someone now

There are different helplines and listening services available that can provide emotional support.

· The Samaritans (24 hours a day) – 116 123

· CALM (5pm – midnight) – 0800 58 58 58

· Shout (24 hours a day) – text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258

· Childline (24 hours) 0800 1111

· Papyrus (9am – 10pm weekdays and 2pm – 10pm weekend & bank holidays) – 0800 068 4141

If you would like to access talking therapies;

· Make an appointment with your GP

· Visit the NHS website to refer yourself.

· Search for a private therapist through the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy website.

If you are in employment

· It may be helpful to explore whether you are able to access support through your workplace? For example, an occupational health department, an employee assistance programme, private medical insurance, in-house or telephone counselling services

· Remploy’s Access to Work Mental Health Support Service may be able to support

If you are looking for support and advice;

· Mind – 0300 123 3393

· Rethink Mental Illness – 0300 5000 927

· YoungMinds Parents Helpline – 0808 802 5544 https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline/

· Hub of hope (find local services).

· NHS: Find Mental Health Services.

If you are looking for self-help;

My Possible Self: The Mental Health App

· Every Mind Matters

Other Mental Health Helplines;

NHS recommended helplines.