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.
This is when someone hurts themselves on purpose as a way of trying to deal with complicated feelings, painful memories or overwhelming situations.
Suicide is when a person intentionally takes their own life.
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
Click the picture to find out more about the work of the Samaritans or call
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