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Mental Health Support

Phone Services

  • TEXT shout to 85258 for support in a crisis
  • TESS text support (girls/young women affected by self-harm) – 07537 432 444 (7pm – 9.30pm every day except Saturdays)
  • ChildLine Telephone Support – 0800 1111
  • Samaritans telephone support – 116 123
  • Mind – 0300 123 3393 Text: 86463 (9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays)).
  • Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) Hope Line 0800 068 4141. Email (9am – 10pm weekdays 2pm – 10pm weekends)

There is also lots of support online:



  • Smiling Mind – A meditation app that aims to bring balance to individual’s lives, to assist with depression, anxiety and stress, to manage unhelpful thoughts.
  • SAM (self-help and anxiety management) – An app designed to help people manage their anxiety levels and identify different triggers
  • Sanvello – Uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, mindfulness and relaxations-based techniques to help with anxiety, depression and stress
  • Sleepio – A six-week tailored programme accessed online designed to treat insomnia and in doing so help with anxiety and depressions.
  • Calm Harm – An app to support you in managing self-harm urges with a variety of techniques •Self-Heal – Supports reduction of self-injury. Offers short and long-term coping strategies.
  • Stay Alive – Offers support both to those experiencing thoughts of suicide and to those concerned about someone else.

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