Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Children & Young People Mental Health Support

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WHO TO CONTACT IN A CRISIS

If you need support in a crisis these contacts can help you:  

111 logo

Call 111 and press option 2 to speak to a NHS professional - they're there 24/7  

This service is for anyone, of any age, living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Specially-trained mental health staff will speak to you and discuss with you your mental health care needs. More details about this here: First Response Service 

If you or someone is in immediate danger or someone is at immediate risk to others, ring 999.


samaritans

If you need need to speak to someone about how you are feeling, call the Samaritan's free helpline: 116 123 Samaritans Contact Details

The Samaritans offer confidential support by trained volunteers all day, every day. 


Call 0800 1111

If you are under 19, you can contact Childline to talk about anything. No problem is too big or too small. More details about them and how to get in touch: here


the mix

If you’re aged 25 or under, and are experiencing any painful emotion or type of crisis in your life, text:

 THEMIX to 85258

The Mix crisis messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. They will listen to you and help you think more clearly, enabling you to know that you can take the next step to feeling better.


 is a confidential support and advice service from 9am – midnight every day of the year (Weekends and Bank Holidays included) for:

  • Children and Young People under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide

  • Anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide


FREEPHONE 0808 808 2121       

Lifeline is a free, confidential and anonymous telephone helpline service that is currently available from 11am – 11pm every day.  The Line provides listening support and information to someone experiencing mental distress or if you are supporting someone in distress. Callers are supported by trained volunteers under the guidance of the shift supervisor. It is run by Lifecraft, a user-led organisation for adults in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area who have experience of mental health difficulties in their lives.


CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably exists to prevent male suicide in the UK, if you feel this will help you, Click here for their helpline.


heads together

Crisis text service Shout is the UK’s 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

just text 'Shout' to 85258


SUICIDE AWARENESS

If you are in crisis please see this page HERE!


is a confidential support and advice service from 9am – midnight every day of the year (Weekends and Bank Holidays included) for:

  • Children and Young People under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide

  • Anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide


CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably exists to prevent male suicide in the UK, if you feel this will help you, Click here for their helpline.


MIND Stop Suicide

If you are feeling suicidal, there are some really useful things you can do right now to help keep yourself safe. 


If you are worried about someone, Mental Health Foundation believe that prevention of suicide is something that we can all individually help with. The Samaritans also believe that a short conversation with another person can sometimes be enough to make the difference between life and death for them.


The Help is at Hand booklet is a free resources that provides people affected by suicide with both emotional and practical support:

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