Need urgent support?

It's perfectly okay not to be okay. Feeling overwhelmed is more common than most realise. However, if you find yourself consistently battling such feelings, it's essential to reach out. Numerous organizations, with compassionate and trained staff, are available 24/7 to provide the support you need.

Support for Young Individuals

The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

  • Receive free crisis support at any hour. Simply text YM to 85258.


  • Talk to someone by calling 116 123 or email for a response within 24 hours.

Shout Crisis Text Line

  • Send a message with "SHOUT" to 85258. If you're below 19, you can text "YM" for specialized support.

Adults and Urgent Support


Shout Crisis Text Line

  • Text "SHOUT" to 85258. This 24/7 UK text messaging service offers immediate support.
  • If you're finding it challenging to cope with your feelings or feel overwhelmed, consider it urgent. For assistance, call 111 or visit to receive help for mental health concerns.

Emergency Situations

  • If you feel you can't keep yourself safe, have taken steps to harm yourself, or attempted to end your life, seek emergency support immediately. A mental health emergency is as severe as a physical one. You are not burdening anyone; it's crucial to seek help. Call 999 or visit the nearest emergency room.


  • Explore practical tips and learn from others' experiences on their urgent help page.

Local Helplines


  • Connect with a professional from your local NHS mental health service, available 24/7.

Croydon AND Lewisham South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

  • Call 0800 731 2864.

Bromley Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

  • Call 0800 330 8590.

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