LINKS FOR HELP AND INFORMATION

SAMARITANS

Available 24 hours, 365 days a year to help.

Call 116 123 for free.

CHILDLINE

Available to talk or get in touch online anytime.

Call 0800 1111

YOUNGMINDS CRISIS MESSENGER

If you are under 25 and experiencing a mental health crisis, you can text for free 24/7.

If you need urgent help text YM to 85258 in the UK

YOUNGMIND PARENT HELPLINE

Available Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm

Call 0808 802 5544

ANXIETY UK

Support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. Available Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 5.30pm

Call 03444 775 774

NO PANIC

Supports Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders. Open weekdays from 10am to 10pm.

Call 0844 9674848

MeeTwo

MeeTwo helps teenagers talk about difficult things

Available online

Off The Record

Drop-in counselling service for young people aged 11–24 who live, work or study in the Borough of Richmond Upon Thames.

020 8744 1644 or email counselling@otrtwickenham.com 

Papyrus

Offering practical advice and confidential support to anyone having thoughts of suicide, and those affected by suicide.

Call 0800 0684141

Childline Toolbox

Take your mind off things with or find new ways to handle your emotions

Available online

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Information about mental health, network and parents’ groups.

Available online

“Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. . . . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope.”  J K Rowling