0800 014 9995
If there's an immediate risk of danger to life, you should ring 999.
Our helpline is for mental health, learning disability and autism service users and carers, of all ages, who are experiencing increased mental health needs during the coronavirus.
This is run by experienced mental health professionals who can:
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If you're not currently a patient or carer, there are some other helplines that can support you below:
If you're looking for more information or guidance about the coronavirus, please click here.
Call 116 123 (freephone) if you need to talk to someone urgently about how you are feeling.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website.
Shout is a free text messaging helpline for people of all ages.
Trained volunteers can provide advice in a private, confidential and trusted way, if you're experiencing mental health challenges.
This includes anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying and relationship issues.
To get started, text the relevant keyword based on where you live:
These are local to each borough and can offer support with general mental health and emotional wellbeing:
We've put these numbers, along with our own helpline, on a poster which you can share. Click here for a copy.
Papyrus runs a listening service if you’re under 35 and may be having thoughts of suicide.
Call: 08000 684141
Text: 07786 209 697
Please click here to check opening times.
Call 0300 304 7000 for emotional support and information if you’re affected by mental illness. This includes if you’re a family member, friend or carer.
Click here to visit their website.
Older people can call 0800 4 70 80 90 for free, confidential information, friendship and advice.
If you’re a man who is down or have hit a wall for any reason, you can ring the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) helpline to talk or find support.
Call: 0800 58 58 58
NHS England have launched a new mental health hotline for NHS staff of all roles and levels.
The phone number is running from 7am to 11pm daily: 0300 131 7000
Or you can text FRONTLINE to 85258 (available 24/7).
Volunteers are on hand to listen to you and give psychological support, or signpost you to other support if needed.
This website aims to support anyone who is thinking about suicide or who has been affected by it. Click on these links to see what help is available: