Useful helplines if you are in a crisis situation or just need advice about your mental health:

For Adults

Who

What they do

Contact details

Samaritans

Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.

Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)

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Website: http://www.samaritans.org

Mind Infoline

Mind provides confidential mental health information services.

With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind works in partnership with around 140 local Minds providing local mental health sevices.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday) or text 86463

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Website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helplines 

Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line

Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927 (9:30am – 4pm Monday to Friday)

Email: online contact form

Website: http://www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice

Saneline

Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.

Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (4:30pm – 10:30pm)

Website: www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline

Papyrus UK

Papyrus is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They support young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else.

Telephone Helpline: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07786209697 (Open 10am – 10pm on weekdays and 2pm – 10pm on weekends and bank holidays)

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Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

A helpline for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.

Helpline for men: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to midnight, every day of the year)

Webchat: www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

YoungMinds Parent Helpline

YoungMinds run a free, confidential parents helpline, which parents/carers can call if they are worried about how a child or young person is feeling or behaving. They also run a group called Parents Say, for parents whose children are accessing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Telephone: 0808 802 5544 (free Mon-Fri from 9:30am – 4pm)

Outside of the Parents Helpline hours:

Out of operating hours, you can contact the Parents Helpline via the online contact form. They will endeavour to reply to emails received within three working days.

Website: http://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline/

For Children and Young People

Who

What they do

Contact details

ChildLine

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything – no problem is too big or too small.

Telephone: 0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk

The Mix

The Mix provides judgement-free information and support to young people aged 13-25 on a range of issues including mental health problems. Young people can access The Mix’s support via phone, email, webchat, peer to peer and counselling services.

Telephone: 0808 808 4994 (11am – 11pm, free to call)

Email: Helpline email form

Crisis Support: Text ‘THEMIX’ to 85258

Website: www.themix.org.uk/get-support

Elefriends

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. Elefriends is run by Mind.

Website: http://elefriends.org.uk/

YoungMinds

The Uk’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: test YM to 85258 Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Contact Us

School Business Manager, Miss Gemma Wright

Higham Ferrers Nursery & Infant School
Wharf Road
Higham Ferrers
Northamptonshire
NN10 8BQ

Tel: 01933 312904

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