Mental Health Support Services

If you are finding it difficult to cope, you are not alone as there are help and support services available to you.

PAPYRUS 

For anyone under 35 with thoughts of suicide or anyone concerned that a young person may be having thoughts of suicide.

Action for Children 

Guide to mental health within children looking at their thoughts and behaviours relating to their mood, actions, and social and keep talking (MASK). 

Buckinghamshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services 

Buckinghamshire CAMHS are specialist mental health services for children and young people (under 21) provided by the NHS.

SANE 

Emotional support, information, and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily 4:30pm to 10:30pm)

B-EAT Youth Helpline

General Helpline: 0808 801 0677 (open daily from 3pm to 10pm)
Youthline (Under 18’s) 
Telephone: 0808 801 0711 (open daily from 3pm to 10pm)
Email: fyp@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

B-EAT Student Line:

Telephone: 0808 801 0811
Email: studentline@beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Helplines are open 12 pm to 8 pm during the week, and 4 pm to 8 pm on weekends and bank holidays.

CHILDLINE 

Childline is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem. It comforts, advises and protects. Telephone - Freephone 0800 1111 (24 hours)

FRANK

Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.
Telephone - 0300 123 6600. 
24-hour service, free if calling from a landline. 

MindEd

An online portal offering free, simple advice to help parents identify, understand and support children and young people with mental health issues and illnesses.

PAPYRUS 

For anyone under 35 with thoughts of suicide or anyone concerned that a young person may be having thoughts of suicide.

YoungMinds 

Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents' helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 4 pm)
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

SANE 

Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers. 
SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily,4.03pm to 10:30pm)

FRANK 

Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.
Freephone 0300 123 6600. 
24-hour service, free from a landline. Provides translation for non-English speakers.

NSPCC - Alcohol, drugs and parenting 

Support for parents or carers who are concerned about their alcohol or drug use.
Call 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk.


Mental Health Foundation 

A guide to mental health for those with SEND.

Mencap

Mental Health advice for people with a learning difficulty.

Mental Health and Autism 

Mental health advice for those living with Autism.

FRANK 

Confidential information and advice for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or solvent misuse.
Freephone 0300 123 6600. 
24-hour service, free if calling from a landline. Provides translation for non-English speakers.