Getting Extra Support

We have listed some helplines and their contact details below.

We have listed some helplines and their contact details below. Some helplines are specialised areas while others are more general, and not all of them are open 24/7, so check their websites for opening times, ways they can help and further information.

For 24 hour NHS mental health crisis support for all ages Dial 111 Option 2 to talk to a qualified professional.

Anxiety UK

Tel: 08444 775 774
Text: 07537 416 905

Email: support@anxietyuk.org.uk
Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

BEAT

Eating Disorders

Tel: 0808 801 0677 (adult helpline)
Tel: 0808 801 0711 (youthline)

Email: help@b-eat.co.uk (adult helpline)
Email: fyp@b-eat.co.uk (youthline)

Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

Brook

Sexual health / Pregnancy

Website: www.brook.org.uk

CAMHS North Bedfordshire

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provides outpatient assessments, support and treatment for children and young people up to the age of 18 experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems.

Tel: 01234 893301

Email: elft.spoebedfordshire@nhs.net

Website: https://www.elft.nhs.uk/services/north-bedfordshire-camhs

Resources: Useful downloadable resources for parents and young people.
https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/

Calm

For men aged 15 – 35

Tel: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Childline

Tel: 0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk

 

CHUMS

Mental health and emotional wellbeing support for children, young people in Bedfordshire and their families

Phone: 01525 863924
Email: info@chums.uk.com

Website http://chums.uk.com/

Resources: http://chums.uk.com/downloads/

Counselling Directory
Ditch the Label

Bullying

Website: www.ditchthelabel.org

Family Lives

Free and confidential helpline for familes

Tel: 0808 800 2222

Email: askus@familylives.org.uk

Website: www.familylives.org.uk

FRANK

Free confidential information and advice about drugs, their effects, and the law

Tel: 0300 1236600 (24 hrs helpline)

Text a question to 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com 

iCaSH

Contraception, treatment for sexually transmitted infections, psycho-sexual counselling, HIV care and treatment or related support and advice.

Tel: 0300 300 3030

Website: www.icash.nhs.uk

MIND Infoline

Tel: 0300 123 3393
Text: 86463

Email: info@mind.org.uk
Website: www.mind.org.uk

Nacoa

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Tel: 0800 358 3456

Email: helpline@nacoa.org.uk

Website (England): http://www.nacoa.org.uk/

National Problem Gambling Clinic

NHS clinic for gamblers aged 13 years and over

Tel: 020 7381 7722 (call-back service)

Website: www.cnwl.nhs.uk

NHS 111

NHS health enquiries

Tel: 111 Option 2 for mental health support

Website (England): http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland

Papyrus

Prevention of young suicide

Tel: 0800 068 41 41

Text: 07786 209697

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Samaritans

Confidential support for people experiencing distress or despair

Tel: 116 123 (free from any phone)

Email: jo@smaritans.org

Website: www.samaritans.org

SANE

Support and information for people affected by mental illness, their families, and carers

Tel: 0300 304 7000

Website: www.sane.org.uk 

Student Minds

Student mental health

Website: www.studentminds.org.uk 

The Grove

Pregnancy advice, post abortion and baby loss

Tel: 01234 355408

Email: info@thegrovepac.org.uk 

Website: www.thegrovepac.org.uk

The Mix
Essential support for under 25’s

Tel: 0808 808 4994

Email and instant messaging also available via their website.

Website: www.themix.org.uk

Victim Support

Tel: 0808 168 9111 (24 hrs helpline)

Website: www.victimsupport.org 

Winston’s Wish

Supporting bereaved children and families

Tel: 08088 020 021

Email: ask@winstonswish.org

Website: www.winstonswish.org

Young Minds

Mental health support for young people

Text:  If in crisis text YM to 85258 (24 hrs)

Email: www.youngminds.org.uk     

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