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Mental Health

Help in a mental health crisis

Making it easier for people to access 24/7 mental health crisis support. Call 111 option 2 The First Response Service (FRS) puts your mental health first. It provides 24-hour access, seven days a week, 365 day a week.
111 option 2

Keep your Head

Growing up and moving into adulthood can be challenging – This can affect how you feel and have an impact on your well-being and mental health. This site brings together good reliable up to date information on mental health and well-being for children and young people, parents/carers and professionals.


If a referral is suitable for the Psychological Well-being Service (PWS), we will offer you an initial assessment with your local team. This may be completed over the telephone or face-to-face. It typically takes between 30 and 50 minutes. As part of the assessment, we discuss the different treatment options with you so are aware of the therapies that would best suit your needs.If a referral is deemed unsuitable, we will aim to signpost you to an appropriate service.
0300 300 0055

Insight Healthcare – Free NHS talking therapy

Are you feeling low, anxious, or stressed? We can help. We provide free NHS talking therapy services across the country, delivered by therapists with a broad range of specialist skills, allowing us to provide the best support for your particular needs. Click on the map to find an NHS talking therapy service near you
0300 555 0888


We are the independent national champion for people who use health and social care services. We’re here to find out what matters to people, and help make sure their views shape the support they need.
03000 683 000

Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide)

Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) gives advice and support for young people who feel like they want to take their own life, and all their advice is confidential.
0800 068 41 41

Your mental health

A range of content designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health.

5 steps to mental wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.


By sharing people’s real-life experiences, provides free, reliable information about health issues. You can watch people share their stories about cancer, autism, motor-neurone disease, pregnancy, drugs, depression and much more.

Doc Ready

It can be very difficult to talk to people when you’re having problems with your mental health. Doc Ready helps you prepare for the first time you visit a Doctor to discuss your mental health.


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
0300 123 3393

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through a network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. The goal is to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life.