If you require emergency help do not delay reaching out. Call 999 or speak to someone 24/7 at Samaritans by calling 116 123.

We recommend you start by talking to your GP about how you feel. You should ask to be referred to the appropriate support services. These could include counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or mindfulness guidance.

You may have to wait for an appointment. If you feel you need to speak to someone in the meantime, you can contact:

  • Mind
    Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales. Founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health. Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf.

  • Samaritans
    Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout Great Britain and Ireland, often through their telephone helpline.