Mental health can be quite difficult to talk about, especially if we are struggling to deal with things ourselves.

Life events and uncertainty can often leave us feeling upset, stressed, anxious or afraid without any idea where to turn. That's why we have compiled these resources to answer some of the questions asked by young people through our work in schools and local communities. If you have a specific question and cannot find it here - Let's Talk

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Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

Phone: 03444 775 774 

(Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Mind

Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 

(Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

CALM

CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

PAPYRUS

Young suicide prevention society.

Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7-10pm. Weekends 2-5pm)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Kooth

Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

Website: https://www.kooth.com

If you are concerned about yourself or a somebody else, these helplines can offer expert advice:

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