Do You Need Urgent Help
The NHS website has up to date information on Coronavirus and any precautions or actions you need to take. This also has links to NHS 111 if you need fast advice and support: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
The Public Health website also has lots of Coronavirus information and help: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
National Mind have got some useful tips and resources for maintaining your wellbeing during this difficult period: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
If you are in need of support for issues related to domestic abuse, the Government website has a comprehensive list of services that are available nationally during the Coronavirus outbreak: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-victims-of-domestic-abuse
If you are in crisis, you should:
• Call 999
• Contact one of the organisations below
• Call your GP
• Please attend A&E
Call on 116 123 (FREE) / Email
24 hour crisis helpline (free for everyone). An excellent helpline for when you are in crisis. The Samaritans will listen to you without judgement.
Text Shout to 85258
Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. They can help with urgent issues such as suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying, relationship challenges.
Mind Urgent Help Tool
This tool is designed to help you understand and manage your situation when you feel like you need help. Among the resources are tools to help you understand and make sense of your experiences, as well as tips for coping and stories from other people who have experienced mental health difficulties. However, if you want to speak to someone right now, the quickest route is to access emergency services.
C.A.L.M (Campaign against Living Miserably)
Call the C.A.L.M helpline on 0800 58 58 58
This is a national helpline for men to talk about any issues they are feeling. Open 5pm – midnight, 365 days a year.
Call the Papyrus Hopeline on 0800 068 4141 / text them on 07786 209697
This is a confidential Suicide Prevention Helpline for young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling or anyone concerned about a young person. (The line is open Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 10:00 pm; Weekends 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm). You can also email
They also have a Parents Helpline that you can contact if you are worried about your child. You can speak to one of their experts on by calling 0808 802 5544 for free (Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm).
Call the helpline for free on 111
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent or non-urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. This is a 24-hour national helpline providing health advice and information.
NHS Every Mind Matters
The NHS Every Mind Matters website has expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.