Urgent and other support

Support is available for whatever you are going through, there is hope and you are not alone.

A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone’s time.

The following organisations are here if you find yourself in urgent financial or personal need.

Access NHS talking therapies and urgent helplines

Talking therapies

NHS talking therapies, or counselling, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners. They can help with common mental health problems like stress, anxiety and depression. You can access talking therapies for free on the NHS.

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Urgent help

If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, you should get immediate expert advice and assessment. Local NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages in England.

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Free 24/7 listening services

Things can feel very hard at times. Support is available for whatever you are going through, there is hope and you are not alone.

When life is tough the Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult. Call free on 116 123.

Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance. Text “SHOUT” to 85258.

Cruse Bereavement Support volunteers are trained in all types of bereavement and can help you make sense of how you're feeling right now. Call free on 0808 808 1677.

Managing debt and money worries

If you are worried about money or need free, impartial advice, there is support available.

Free helpline, WhatsApp message service or online web chat for assistance on a wide range of issues, including council tax, rent arrears, utility bills and benefit overpayments.

Free advice on budgeting and debt support, regardless of your faith or background.

Advice with accessing crisis grants, welfare benefits and where to find debt help.