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EMERGENCY SUPPORT

If it is an emergency, dial 999 and ask for an Ambulance

Alternatively you can:

Contact your GP – to search for a GP in your area or to find the contact details for your practice, please see the GP section on NHS Choices

Go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department

Phone the NHS 111 service free of charge from any phone

Phone The Samaritans on 116 123

Call Childline on 0800 1111

 

SAMARITANS

The Samaritans can be contacted by phone or email and are there to listen 24/7.

Call 116 123 from any phone or email jo@samaritans.org

 

CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY (CALM) 

THECALMZONE.NET

Calm run a helpline and webchat to support men who need to talk or find information. It is open 5pm – midnight, every day.

Call 0800 58 58 58 nationwide

or 0800 802 58 58 from London

Or visit www.calmzone.net/help/get-help

 

THE MIX

The MIX offers free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.

visit www.themix.org.uk/get-support to find out more.

 

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

 

Child Bereavement UK

(Cruse) – hopeagain.org.uk (for young people)

Cruse.org.uk – Adults

Winstonswish.org.uk – for adults to help children with loss

NHS.uk/bereavement

Moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk

Careforthefamily.org.uk

Widowedandyoung.org.uk

Help2makesense.org

 

DRUGS AND MENTAL HEALTH ADVICE

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Drugs and mental health are linked in a few ways.

Using drugs or alcohol can be a way to deal with difficult emotions like the pain of mental illness. Mental health problems that affect your judgement or cause risky behaviour could also make you more likely to take drugs.

You could reach a point where you feel unable to cope without the drug and your life revolves around getting more of it, so that it’s in control of you. Addiction is often linked with mental illness.

There’s a risk that drug use could make a mental health condition worse, or make someone more likely to develop mental illness. For example, there’s a link between cannabis use and paranoia, while other drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms can produce psychosis.

 

INTERNET SAFETY

Think you Know

Sharing, oversharing and your privacy:

From sandwich pics to soul-searching poetry, we share a lot of our lives online. How much is too much? And what should you say if someone wants information you’re not ready to share?

Some things to remember:

What you put online stays online. Even things you delete can be saved or screenshotted – including those Snapchat snaps meant for just one friendOnline strangers are still strangers. Forums and group chats can be a great way to connect over things you wouldn’t say face to face, but don’t feel pressured to share more than you feel comfortable with.

It’s easy to over-share on social media sites, especially if you forget who can see your profile. You can use Facebook’s Friend settings to create lists so that only people you trust can see all your updates.

Privacy is possible. Make sure you use social media site settings to protect your information. Don’t hesitate to block anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable.

If you come across content on social media which you find abusive, harmful or upsetting find out how to report it here: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube

Where to get help and information

 

SUICIDAL HELP AND ADVICE

Who to contact if you need urgent support in a crisis

If you feel suicidal or feel like harming yourself or other people:

Call 999

Go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E). You can search for your local department through the NHS Choices website

Papyrus 

If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person (under 35) who might be.

You can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.

Call: 0800 068 4141          Text: 07786209697         or       Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (weekdays)       2pm – 10pm (weekends)          2pm – 10pm (bank holiday)

If you would like to know what mental health services are available in your area, the Hub of Hope website offers a postcode search of local services.

Visit their website at https://hubofhope.co.uk/

 

Maytree is a sanctuary for people in suicidal crisis. Their helpline is open 24hrs a day – if no one answers leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Many of their volunteers have struggled with suicidal feelings themselves and have first hand experience of getting through a suicidal crisis. Their number is 020 7263 7070 or you can email them at maytree@maytree.org.uk

 

The Silver Line– for older people
Call 0800 4 70 80 90

 

Rethink– Contact our Advice team about mental health & related issues

0300 5000 927 Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4pm, not including bank holidays

 

Youth Talk – www.youthtalk.org.uk

Kooth – www.kooth.com

AnxietyBC – www.youth.anxietybc.com or www.anxietybc.com

Samaritans – 111 123

Mental Health Helpline – 01438 843322

Relate for children and young people – 0300 100 1234

Breathe with me – www.breathewithme.co.uk

Health for teens – www.healthforteens.co.uk

 

APPS:

MoodTrack – diary mood tracker where you can interact with other people

MindShift – (website too – www.mindshift.co.uk)