I need urgent help
If you feel like you are in need of urgent help and want to talk to someone you have the following options:
- For urgent medical attention, you can call 999, visit Accident & Emergency (A&E) or make an Emergency GP appointments.
- For urgent medical advice you can call the NHS on 111 (England).
- You can talk to Samaritans anytime on 116 123 and this isnt just for those who are feeling suicidal.
- If you are under 19 you can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it is better out than in. Call 0800 1111.
First Response is a 24/7 helpline offering immediate advice, support and signposting for people with mental health difficulties.
If you are experiencing something that makes you feel unsafe, distressed or worried about your mental health you can now call the helpline on 0808 196 3494.
If this doesn't feel like an emergency but you want to think more about what you need and what help is out there, please click below to follow our self help tool.
Continue to self help tool
Side by Side
Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can feel at home talking about your mental health and connect with others who understand what you are going through.
We all know what it's like to struggle sometimes, but now there's a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Whether you're feeling good right now, or having a hard time, it's a safe place to share experiences and listen to others. The community is available to all, 24/7.
Side by Side is moderated daily from 8.30am to midnight.