Many people are struggling with their mental health right now and often they do not know where to turn in a crisis. At a time when you need it most, It can feel like accessing help and support is itself an insurmountable challenge that seems overwhelming.
Its important that we all encourage our friends, family and work colleagues to look after their mental health and that we know where to seek help for ourselves and for others.
Locally there is a mental health triage service, allowing residents to contact someone from the local area and seek medical guidance or support. The Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Mental Health Triage Service currently operates from 6pm-2am, Sunday to Thursday, and 6pm-6am on Friday and Saturday. If you need to get in touch, please call 01743 210100.
Additionally, if you or a friend or family member finding your mental health challenging, please do not hesitate to contact the support available, where dedicated advisers, counsellors and nurses are able to provide assistance, guidance and advice on the NHS' website here.
You can access urgent support here
Other additional support is available at:
- Samaritans - call 116 123 at any time or email email@example.com for a response within 24 hours.
- If you are registered with a GP, you can access counselling, self-help services and assistance for anxiety and depression online at here.
- If you are under 35 and are suffering from a mental health crisis, you can call HopelineUK on 0800 068 41 41 from 9am to 10pm on weekdays and 2pm to 10pm on weekends. You can also text 07786 209697 for support.
- If you are under 19, you can also call 0800 1111 to talk to Childline. The number will not appear on your phone bill.
- You can contact CALM - the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason on 0800 58 58 58 between 5pm and midnight.
- You can view the NHS Mental Health support database, with a detailed range of links, articles and hotlines here.