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Whilst I always try to respond to enquiries quickly, if you need immediate help please reach out to any of the following numbers

In an emergency or where there is potential risk to life, call 999 or go straight to A&E for urgent medical assistance.  If you can't do this by yourself ask someone for help. 

  • NHS 111 (freephone) support line on all aspects of mental and physical health open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year

  • CRISIS MESSAGING SERVICE (Shout, Young Minds, The Mix) = text either YM or THEMIX to 85258

  • CAMHS Live live online chat service with a child and adolescent mental health practitioner (monday-friday / 9am-7pm)

If you need emotional support there are always organisations available to help you, either with their helplines, online support and resources or text services.  See below for many national organisations.
For comprehensive information of organisations in different localities throughout the United Kingdom, on a range of mental health issues and disorders, go to The Hub of Hope to find help in your area -
  • CHILDLINE freephone 0800-1111 and online 1-2-1 counsellor chat

  • CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) for males / preventing male suicide – freephone 0800 58 58 58, open 5pm – midnight. Webchat option also available

  • PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide) freephone 0800 068 4141

  • THE MIX Emotional support helpline for under 25’s 0808 808 4994 and 1-2-1 online chat

  • MERMAIDS (Transgender Support) | helpline 0808 801 0400 (mon-fri 9am-9pm)

  • NHS CATTS (Crisis & Telephone Support Service) – if person already known to Northamptonshire mental health services, call 0800 917 0464 (24 hours)

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