IF YOU NEED URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION

For urgent medical attention, go to A&E or call 999 / 112 for an ambulance.

IF YOU NEED SUPPORT OR TREATMENT

You can access support and treatment for your mental health and wellbeing by speaking to your local GP.

If you are not sure where your local surgery is, you can find out by accessing the following websites: www.nhs.uk (UK) www.hse.ie (ROI).

Your GP may suggest a variety of treatment options. These could include services like CAMHS (Child Adolescent Mental Health Service), counselling / therapeutic support or medication.

IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE

You can speak to someone confidentially about your mental health and wellbeing by calling one of the following numbers:

Samaritans – 116 123
Childline – 0800 1111 (UK) / 1800 66 66 66 (ROI)
Teenline – 1800 833 634 (ROI)
CALM – 0808 802 58 58 (London) / 0800 58 58 58 (UK)
The Mix UK – 0808 808 4994 (UK)

If you’d prefer to speak to someone online or via email, you can do so using:

Samaritans – jo@samaritans.org / www.samaritans.org
Childline – www.childline.org.uk (UK) / www.childline.ie (ROI)

IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE

You can access information and resources online, there are a number of useful websites available.

www.findgetgive.com is a mental health website developed by YMCA Right Here in Brighton that has lots of different resources around mental health and wellbeing for young people and parents and carers.

www.time-to-change.org.uk/youngpeople is a great no-nonsense website where you’ll find loads of support (UK).

www.youngminds.org.uk is a charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people and you’ll find lots of information, advice and true stories (UK).

ie.reachout.com is an online youth mental health service that helps young people through tough times (ROI).

www.jigsaw.ie is the national centre for youth mental health in Ireland (ROI).

www.thecalmzone.net, a.k.a. The Campaign Against Living Miserably, is a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. CALM’s free, anonymous and confidential helpline and webchat are open every day, 5pm-midnight. Visit www.thecalmzone.net for information, advice and inspiring stories.