If you are having suicidal thoughts or extreme mental health difficulties and need to talk to someone now, you can contact our mental health support team by calling 0300 365 1234 (calls charged at local rate)
If you’ve injured yourself, taken an overdose or are worried about your immediate safety, please dial 999 or go to the nearest emergency department.
The following organisations can also provide support if you, or a young person you know, need help in a crisis:
Text the Young Minds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
If you are currently receiving help from CAMHS and things have become very difficult for you, and you need some extra help, you can telephone the CAMHS duty worker during the day Mon-Fri (09.00-17.00). They will be able to talk to you and if it’s helpful, organise some extra support for you, but this may take a little time to arrange.
The number for your duty worker will have been given to you following agreement of your initial treatment plan but if you can’t find it, call us on 0300 365 1234 (calls charged at local rate)
Other sources of support that you might find helpful include:
- YoungMinds Crisis Messenger offer free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258.
- Childline provide support via telephone, email and online.