Finding emergency support
Updated: Sep 1, 2021
Sometimes we need some immediate support but at present lots of the usual helpline and services are still catching up from the impact of COVID-19.
If you just need to talk, any time of day or night
Free listening services
These services offer confidential support from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that's troubling you, no matter how difficult:
Text "SHOUT" to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text "YM" if you're under 19
Coping during a crisis
The mental health charity Mind has information on ways to help yourself cope during a crisis.
This includes calming exercises and a tool to get you through the next few hours.
You can also call the NHS on 111 and get information on local crisis support lines.