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If you feel unable to keep yourself safe, it’s a mental health emergency. Whatever you’re going through, you don’t have to manage on your own. There are people you can talk to by texting, typing, speaking, or using BSL.

Text NATTER to 85258 textline

Text NATTER to 85258 to access free, 24/7 text support. Your text will be answered by trained volunteers and it’s confidential unless they’re concerned about your safety.

Call an NHS crisis line

If you’re in England, you can get mental health support and advice through an NHS urgent mental health helpline.

Call 999

If your life is at risk, you feel like you might attempt suicide, or you’ve seriously harmed yourself, please call 999.

Call HOPELINEUK

If you’re under 35 and having thoughts about suicide (or are concerned for a young person who might be) you can call 0800 068 4141 between 9am and midnight, every day of the year. Their trained advisors will help you focus on staying safe.

Call Samaritans

Call 116 123 for free to speak to a trained volunteer about whatever you’re going through any time, day or night. It’s confidential unless they feel you’re unable to make decisions for yourself. You can see Samaritans‘ safety policy on their website.

Call Childline

If you’re under 19, you can call 0800 1111 for free to speak to a counsellor about whatever’s om your mind. Childline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – but they might not be able to talk for as long between midnight and 7.30am.

Chat to a Childline counsellor online

If you’re under 19, you can chat to a counsellor about whatever’s on your mind through the Childline website. Childline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – but they might not be able to talk for as long between midnight and 7.30am.

Contact Childline online with SignVideo if you’re deaf

If you’re deaf, SignVideo lets you contact a Childline counsellor through a BSL interpreter. You can use it Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm and on Saturdays between 8am and 1pm.

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Flipbox - Mental health services

Get mental health support for young people

Information about mental health services (including CAMHS) if you’re a young person in Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, or Westminster.

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Flipbox - Digital Mental Health

Digital mental health support for young people across the UK

Information about apps, websites, and other digital tools that exist to support you with your mental health and wellbeing.

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