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Young Person Help

Are you a young person in crisis?

Remember, you are not alone, talk to someone you trust.  Sharing a problem is often the first step to recovery.

If you already have contact with mental health services and feel in immediate crisis

Contact your local Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) or your own CPN

Contact your crisis team/home treatment team if you have one


The Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to listen to anything that is upsetting you, including intrusive thoughts and difficult thoughts of suicide and self-harm. Their national Freephone number is 116 123, or you can email

Samaritans also offer a Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (from 7pm–11pm only, seven days a week).


Call Childline for free to speak to someone about what’s happening and how you’re feeling.

Call free on 0800 1111

1-2-1 Online Counsellor Chat. They can give you help and support with whatever’s worrying you.


PAPYRUS is a national UK Charity which exists to give young people hope and to prevent young suicide.

PAPYRUS HOPELineUK is a specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to;

Children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling or anyone who is concerned about a young person

Call:        0800 068 41 41
Text:       07786 209697


If you have had no previous contact with mental health services

Contact your out-of-hours GP service.  Google ‘Out of hours GP in x’ (give your location).

Alternatively, your GP surgery will usually provide an answer phone message advising you of who to contact in an emergency, together with other useful telephone numbers.