Urgent Help Services
If you are in need of urgent help, please use one of the free helpline services listed below. If you feel as though you or someone you know is at risk of immediate harm, please call 999 immediately.
AFC Crisis messenger
AFC Crisis Messenger offers free text support to anyone feeling overwhelmed or struggling to cope.
Beat (Eating disorders)
Beat helplines offer support and information on eating disorders for anyone in any stage of their life.
CALM helps people in crisis or at risk of suicide. They listen, talk, and plan together so you can move forward in life.
Childline is a service that supports children and young people under 18 facing any problem or danger.
Papyrus supports anyone under the age of 35 experiencing suicidal thoughts.Call here for more: 0800 068 4141
Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide.
Shout provides text support for those experiencing suicidal thoughts and struggling to cope.
Sign health text helpline provides support to deaf people with any issue they’re experiencing.
The Mix (for under 25s)
Any issue a young person is experiencing, The Mix are there to help.
Winston’s Wish – Grief support
Call – Free on 08088 020 021 between 8am-8pm, weekdays
Text – If it’s urgent, text WW to 85258 to speak with someone from Shout
If you are a young person struggling to cope, we can help with any issue a young person is experiencing.