Mental Health Support
If you require mental health support for yourself, or someone you are concerned about, please consider the following resources:
If you don’t feel you can keep yourself safe call 999 (or go to A&E)
If your life or someone else’s life is in danger, for example by self-harming or taking a drug overdose, call 999 to request an ambulance or go to your nearest A&E
Useful advice on how to support someone else with their mental health is availabhle here
Samaritans: Call 116 123 for FREE – you can talk to the Samaritans 24 hours a day. You don’t need to be suicidal to speak with them and you can remain completely anonymous on the call if you wish
Papyrus: Support for anyone under the age of 35 who has suicidal thoughts. Call FREE 0800 068 41 41 – Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm or Text 07786 209697
The Mind website has advice for things you can do if you are struggling
All helplines get busy occasionally (struggling with how you’re feeling is a normal part of being human, and there’s a lot of us out there!). There may be a wait. If your first call isn’t answered, could you try a different number? A good list is available here.
Trying to ask for help when you aren’t feeling great is hard – is there anyone near to you that you can trust to let know how you’re feeling? Sometimes telling another person can be a first step, and they might be able to support you to seek help.
If you are looking for the right service/person to speak to, you are already doing something supportive for yourself. Well done. Take a break if you need to or if a conversation doesn’t work out, but try to keep going until you’ve let someone know how you’re feeling.
NHS 111: If you are needing urgent medical advice call the NHS helpline for free on 111. They can arrange for you to speak to a doctor, nurse, emergency dentist, face to face appointments if necessary and also call an ambulance if needed.
Lastly, don’t forget about Student Services. They’re here during the summer – get in touch: SSE@trinitylaban.ac.uk