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Mental Illness:
Support Contacts & Links 


People with poor mental health may not have a mental illness. Mental illness is a term reserved for medically diagnosed problems that need to be treated with medication and/or psychiatric support. 

Mental illness can cause significant changes in thinking, emotions and behaviour. However, with the right support in place people with a mental illness can function positively. 

Self Harm

This is when someone hurts themselves on purpose as a way of trying to deal with complicated feelings, painful memories or overwhelming situations.

Suicidal Thoughts

Suicide is when a person intentionally takes their own life.

Eating Disorders

These are complex mental illnesses. There are different types of eating disorders. They can affect anyone of any age, gender, ethnicity or background.


Mental Health Emergencies

A mental health emergency may occur if someone: 

  • has harmed themselves and needs medical attention

  • is having suicidal thoughts and feels they might act on them 

  • is putting themselves or others at immediate risk of harm.


In an emergency situation, call 999 for medical support

Self - Harm

. Click the above picture to find out about self harm including treatment a support available .



Click the above picture to find out about Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM

Calm runs a free, confidential and anonymous helpline as well as a web chat service, offering help, advice and information to anyone who is struggling or in crisis

Help Line: 0800 58 58 58

 5 pm–midnight 365 days a year 

The Samaritans

Click the picture to find out more about the work of the Samaritans or call

116 123

if you are having suicidal thoughts 

Zero Suicide Alliance

Describe the item and include any relevant details. Click the above link for a free Suicide Awareness training Course.



Struggling with an eating disorder? Caring for someone who is? Beat is here to support you.
. Click the above picture to  find out more about BEAT or call their helpline:  

0800 801 0677


Papyrus HOPELINE 247

. Click the above picture to find out more about the  Papyrus HOPELINE247

HOPELINE247 is a confidential support and advice service for children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.

.If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be, you can contact HOPELINE247 for confidential support and practical advice.

Call: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07860 039 967

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