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Are you in Crisis? 

I do not offer crisis support, but here are some websites to visit and numbers you can call if you are really worried and need help urgently:

  • Samaritans – support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope. Visit their website or call their 24 hour hotline on 116123.

  • Shout - UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere just Text SHOUT to 85258  and if you are deaf text DEAF to 85258

Young People

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – if you are under 18 and experiencing a mental health crisis, you can contact CAMHS. Call CAMHS on 03300 245321 (Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm) or 0300 555 5000 (out of hours).

  • ChildLine – a free, private and confidential 24 hour service for under 19’s, to talk through any issue they’re going through. Talk on the phone, online using their 1-2-1 counsellor chat or send them a message on their website. Visit their website or call them on 0800 1111.

  • YoungMinds ‘Crisis Messenger’ – urgent support for young people experiencing a mental health crisis. Text ‘YM’ 85258 for help.

  • Papyrus - confidential, crisis support for suicidal young people. For help and suicide prevention advice (9am – midnight daily) call 0800 068 4141, text 07860039967 or email

  • Kooth – free, safe and anonymous 24/7 online support for young people. Visit their website

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