Helplines

Please find below a list of useful organisations to help you in times of crisis. 

 
 
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Samaritans

If your loved one is talking about suicide, you should call Samaritans immediately. They offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you or your loved one. It doesn't have to be about suicide. 

You can call from any phone on 116 123. This number is FREE to call.

 
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Mind

Mind provides information on a range of topics including: types of mental health problems; where to get help; medication and alternative treatments; advocacy. 

Their advisers will also look for details of help and support in your own area. You can call them 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays), on 0300 123 3393

 
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Young Minds - For Parents

Young Minds has a number of resources for parents of children and young people experiencing mental ill-health. You can find a parents survival guide, a parent's lounge and top tips for how you should engage your child during a period of difficulty. 

Their free helpline is available 9.30am – 4pm on weekdays, just call 0808 802 5544