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2. Additional Resources for Getting More Help and Getting Risk Support

Mental Health Crisis

Urgent help for a mental health crisis dial 111 option 2.

Immediate crisis support through UK crisis text service Shout. which is open 24/7. Text ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’ to get in touch with a trained crisis volunteer

Search for the nearest A and E dept here:



For a young person under 35 having thoughts of suicide or an individual concerned for a young person who might be. Confidential support and practical advice.

Call: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07860039967


Opening hours: 9am – midnight every day of the year (Weekends and Bank Holidays included)

National Self Harm Network

The lead charity offering support, advice and advocacy services to people affected by self- harm.

The forum provides crisis support, information and resources,
advice, discussions and distractions

Young minds

This section of the website discusses suicidal feelings; information, advice and emergency contact details.

Young Minds  Text line 

Text support for young people experiencing a mental health crisis. Text YM to 85258

Anna Freud Centre

The AFC Crisis Messenger text service is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for young people across the UK. The service is staffed by trained volunteers.

Help with issues such as anxiety, worry, panic attacks, bullying and depression. Any time of day or night. 

text AFC to 85258

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Shout is a free text messaging service which provides 24/7 support for anyone, especially young people experiencing a mental health crisis. It aims to connects people in need to trained volunteers who provide help at a time when it is most needed; enabling them to move from a moment of crisis to a calm state and form a plan for next steps to find longer-term support.


Helplines and listening services. Support for 11-18 year olds.

NSPCC Childline

Confidential and free calls 24 hours a day, every day. 0800 11 11

The Mix

For under 25s.

Telephone: 0808 808 4994 (4pm – 11pm every day)
Crisis support: text THEMIX to 85258 for crisis support (24 hours a day, every day)
E-mail: through the website
Telephone Counselling: through the website
Webchat: 1 to 1 chat service through the website

National autistic society

All the evidence suggests autistic people are at a higher risk of suicidal thoughts and suicide. Information here: 


This resource is reliant on information provided to us by organisations and partners at the time of writing, therefore the level of detail and accuracy varies across services and some may be missed. We recommend visiting the webpage of a service directly should you require further information.