Mental health support for children and young people

In crisis or emergency

If you have urgent concerns about a mental health problem and need immediate help, call 111 and select the 'mental health' option – this is how to access the NHS urgent mental health triage helpline 24/7 for all ages. You can also go to

In a life-threatening emergency call 999 or visit A&E.

When you feel mentally well you can cope with the normal stresses of life. When you don't feel mentally well – when you have feelings of fear, misery or anger - you need to think about talking to someone you trust.

Many young people start to feel better once they have told somebody what's going on and taken the first step to finding help.

Support can also be found by asking a teacher, doctor, Youth Support Worker or school counsellor or nurse for guidance, or you can get some help for yourself over the phone from agencies like the Samaritans on 116 123 and ChildLine on 0800 11 11.

Bereavement Support SHOW

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