Where to turn to

Living with a Mental Health condition can be overwhelming. We are told what we may think, feel, how bad days can present & what we can do to help manage our Mental Health.

But, sometimes our Mental Health can be too much. If you find yourself experiencing feelings, thoughts & actions that leave you concerned about hurting yourself (or those around you) there are people out there that you can reach out to.
 
Maybe you are finding it difficult to function & are struggling to sleep, eat, unable to complete everyday tasks. You are not alone & your concerns ( just like your feelings) are valid.
 
You could even be feeling overwhelmingly anxious, experiencing hypo-mania or psychosis, or suffering from paranoia.
 
There are organisations that have helplines manned by wonderful people who are trained in Mental Health First Aid, & who want to listen to you & help you.
 
Please take that step and get the support you DESERVE.
 
MIND: 0300 123 3393 (24hrs) www.mind.org.uk
 
The Samaritans: 116123 (24hrs)- www.samaritans.org
 
The Silver Line ( helpline for older people): 0800 470 8090 (24hrs)
www.thesilverline.org.uk
 
Papyrus HOPELINEUK: 0800 068 4141
If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call the Papyrus HOPELINEUK (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm),
 
The Samaritans: 116 123 (24hrs)- www.samaritans.org
 
Sane: 0300 034 7000 (4.30pm – 10.30 pm)
 
Shout: UK’s first free 24/7 text service – Text SHOUT to 85258 
 
Switchboard: 0300 330 0630
If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call the Switchboard (10am–10pm every day), email chris@switchboard.lgbt or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.
 
CALM : 0800 585858 (7 days a week 5pm till 12pm, 365 days a year)
 
Always call 999 if you or anyone else is in immediate danger. Your Mental Health is as important as your physical health & will be treated as such by medical professionals.