Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline in England

NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages in England.

You can call for:

  • 24-hour advice and support for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
  • help speaking to a mental health professional
  • an assessment to find the right care for you
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You may need urgent help for many reasons.

The important thing to know is you will not be wasting anyone's time.

We need to ask 1 or 2 questions to find the right helpline for you.

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Mental health support by text message

You can text "SHOUT" to 85258 for free from all major UK mobile networks. You'll then be connected to a volunteer for an anonymous conversation by text message.

This is not an NHS service. This free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging mental health support service is run by a charity called Mental Health Innovations.