Information & Support
INFORMATION & SUPPORT
Feeling well is not just about being physically fit and healthy – it’s equally important to your overall health that you feel good mentally. There are several things you can do to look after your mental wellbeing, as well as steps you can take if you think you need some help. It’s never too early or too late to seek help.
Click on the links below for help, support and advice:
Free 24-hour listening support
When life is tough, Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult.
Call free on 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website
Shout 85258 offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance.
Text “SHOUT” to 85258 or visit Shout Crisis Text Line
Urgent, non-emergency medical advice
If you need help urgently but are not at risk of death or serious illness, use the NHS 111 non-emergency advice online.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
People with hearing problems can use the NHS 111 British Sign Language (BSL) service.
Crisis support for young people
If you’re under 35 and feel that life is not worth living any more, call Papyrus’s HopelineUK from 9am to 10pm weekdays and 2pm to 10pm on weekends.
Call HopelineUK on 0800 068 41 41
Text 07786 209697
If you’re under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.
In a life-threatening emergency, phone the emergency services and ask for an ambulance.