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Mental Health Support contact details

Mental Health Support contact details


CAMHS Crisis Team/Single point of access for mental health crisis services - A single point of access telephone number is making it easier for those in mental distress to get urgent help. The phone-line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering callers a series of options which will divert them to the appropriate local service. Telephone number - 0300 0200317 (

Young Minds

Young Minds offer both support for Parents and Young People via their helplines and specialist Crisis Text Helpline.

Contact details for the Parent’s Support service can be found here

The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258 where a trained volunteer will respond with support and advice.

SHOUT Crisis Messenger

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Text SHOUT to 85258.  Website:


Papyrus are a charity who provide confidential support and advice service for children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.

Papyrus can be contacted via their HOPELINEUK Service via the numbers below:

Call: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07860039967


Opening hours: 9am – midnight every day of the year (Weekends and Bank Holidays included)

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

CALM run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. CALM can be accessed by anybody but was originally aimed at men as statistics show that 75% of those who die by suicide are male. We support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP). Support can be accessed via

Call the CALM helpline                                                 Webchat

Open 5pm – midnight                                                   Open 5pm – midnight

365 days a year                                                              365 days a year

0800 58 58 58     


Telephone: 116 123 (free to call service open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for people who want to talk in confidence) Email:


SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.

(Every day of the year  4.30pm to 10.30pm)

Telephone: 0300 304 7000      


Telephone: 0845 766 0163 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm)

NHS choices

Website: The NHS Choices website has some useful information, advice and support.