This page is a shortend version of the information on this link which has a list of compiled NHS and charity services for mental health support: nhs.uk/CYPmentalhealth.
Where to get urgent help
If you or a loved one are struggling and facing a mental health crisis, you can call your local NHS urgent mental health helpline any time of day or night.
If someone's life is in danger now, call 999 or go to A&E.
Support is available
Things can seem overwhelming at the moment. Growing up is not easy and it can be harder to cope because of the pandemic.
It's okay to not feel okay, but there is hope and the NHS is here for you too. Help is available if you need it, including urgent 24/7 support and mental health services.
This can be a difficult time. For example, you may:
- feel sad or hopeless; like you do not want to be here any more
- have problems with your family, friends or at school
- hurt yourself or have thoughts about hurting yourself
- feel anxious and scared
- have problems with eating and food
- have trouble talking or sleeping
- hear voices or see things that worry you
- feel angry or are struggling to control your behaviour or temper
- find it hard to concentrate or get on with friends
- have to check or repeat things, or worry about germs
- do not like yourself or have low self-confidence
You can read blogs from Professor Prathiba Chitsabesan, National Clinical Director for Children and Young People’s Mental Health about:
- what to do if you're a young person and it's all getting too much
- what to do if you're a young person with an eating problem
You can also find helpful tips and videos on the Every Mind Matters website.
Remember, you are not alone. You can talk to a parent, teacher or your GP about your mental health.