If you need urgent help, you can either call Samaritans on 116 123. They’re available to offer support 24/7 every single day of the year.
Or you can text the YoungMinds free, 24/7 Crisis Messenger service - just text YM to 85258.
Get Support From Our Charity Partners
If you need support with your mental health but don’t know where to turn, our Heads Together Charity Partners are there for you.
Whoever you are and whatever you’re going through, talking it through can help and it’s important you know you’re not alone. We all struggle with our mental health at times, and we all need support.
Many of our Heads Together partners, and many other organisations, run confidential helplines and online services staffed by volunteers who can relate to the difficult times you or someone you know may be going through. See below for support that is available to you.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258. The service is available 24/7, and trained volunteers will listen to you, help you think through how you’re feeling, and will aim to help you take the next steps towards feeling better.
Mind’s Infoline advisors provide information on a range of topics including; types of mental health problems, where to get help and support in your local area, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy. The Helpline is open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
For people under 25
The Mix is the here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts that we have. They offer a free & confidential helpline available 365 days a year via phone, email or webchat. They also have discussion boards and live chat.
YoungMinds run a free, confidential parents helpline, which parents / carers can call if they are worried about how a child or young person is feeling or behaving. They also run a group called Parents Say, for parents whose children are accessing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
For the military
Contact is a collaboration of mental health charities and organisations, convened by The Royal Foundation. Each organisation offers mental health support for veterans. A wide range of support is available through these organisations for servicemen and women and their families.
CALM offer accredited, confidential and free support to men anywhere in the UK through a helpline and a webchat service. They will talk through any issue with you and offer support, advice and signposting. Calls won’t show up on your phone bill and are free all phones.