Mental Health
External Services


When life is difficult, Samaritans are here – day or night, 365 days a year. You can call them for free on 116 123, email them at, or visit their website below to find your nearest branch.

Whoever you are and whatever you’re facing, they won’t judge you or tell you what to do. They’re here to listen so you don’t have to face it alone.

We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
If you are a…
…parent worried about your child
Speak to our experts at the Parents Helpline – call 0808 802 5544
…young person looking for help and support
Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors

Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

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SHOUT 85258

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope.

The service is staffed by trained volunteers who are overseen by clinical supervisors. The Shout service is available around the clock and is designed to enable individuals to take their next steps towards feeling better. We can help with issues such as suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, abuse, self-harm, relationship problems and bullying. 

Text SHOUT to 85258 for immediate support. There’s no cost and you can text us at any time of day or night.

Bipolar UK

Bipolar is one of the biggest mental health challenges of the 21st century. Bipolar UK is the only national charity dedicated to empowering individuals and families affected by bipolar. Peer support is at the core of our work.


The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male.

CALM exists to change this. 


0800 58 58 58


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