Resources

Information about how to get help in a crisis; learn more about coping day-to-day;
or just learn more about mental health in general.

I'm struggling to cope and need to speak to someone now

If you feel that you are not able to cope, Samaritans provide a free listening service. You can call them from the UK on 116 123. The service is open to all ages, and you don't have to give them any personal information.

If you feel that your life, or the life of someone else is in danger, please call 999 or go to your local A&E.

If you have already spoken to mental health professionals, you may have been given a crisis line number. Use this and follow your crisis plan if possible.

More information on dealing with crisis can be found on the NHS Website.

I'm struggling with my day-to-day responsibilities

Mental health challenges can have a knock-on effect to other areas of your life, like work, education and hobbies.

Mental Health Foundation has some basic tips for taking care of yourself.

Please see our blog post, Tackling the Downward Spiral, for some tips on how to stay on top of these things. We will be updating the blog regularly with tips for coping with day-to-day challenges.

I want to learn more about mental health

The following websites have a vast amount of reading information about young people and mental health which you can use to get a better understanding of your own feelings, or to understand more about the challenges faced by your friends and loved ones.

Mind
Young Minds
See Me Scotland