World Mental Health Day: Where to turn for help


Today is World Mental Health Day (10th October) – a day for raising awareness and talking about mental health issues and suicide prevention.

Here we list some mental health support advice and resources we hope you find useful.

  • If you feel you need immediate help and support please call 999. NHS 111 will also be able to give you advice.
  • A friend or relative: you may feel you don’t want to burden those closest to you with your worries, but just being able to share with someone who knows you well may make a difference.
  • Your GP can offer you support or direct you to the support that may be best for you
  • Samaritans Confidential, anonymous support. There to listen at any time – no judgment, no pressure. You don’t have to feel suicidal to use the service. Website | Email | Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hour) 
  • Mind Mental Health support and information Website | Phone 0300 123 3393
  • CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) Helpline and web chat for men who need to talk. Website Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm til midnight daily)
  • Childline 24-7 support for younger people. Get in touch in confidence at any time Website | 1-2-1 Counsellor Chat online | Phone: 0800 1111
  • The Mix Free, confidential support for young people 25 or under Crisis Text Line: Text THEMIX to 85258 for support 24/7 | Helpline 0808 808 4994 (4pm-11pm daily) | Website Online chat (4pm – 11pm)
  • AgeUK Local support for older people Website | Phone: 0800 678 1174
  • The Silver Line is a helpline for older people. Call 0800 4 70 80 90 or visit the website
  • Papyrus works with young people up to the age of 35. Call their Hopeline on 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786 209697. For more information, visit their website.


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