Mental Health

Emergencies Children (Mental Health)

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In an emergency- if you or someone else has seriously injured themselves, taken an overdose or are on the point of doing so

  • Call 999 or
  • Go directly to A&E

Mental health helpline and other local support

Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire mental health helpline: call 111
“Call the Mental Health Helpline if you need urgent mental health support. Call to speak to a mental health clinician who can advise on self-help, signpost to other sources of support and make direct referrals into all parts of local mental health services. This service is available to children and adults of all ages in Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire.” Mental Health – Stay Well

Other local options are explained by Oxford Health CAMHS
Details of all the organisations who can support you in a crisis It’s a crisis | Oxford Health CAMHS

The NHS provide a summary of help available including if you are staying outside Buckinghamshire
Get urgent help for mental health Get urgent help for mental health – NHS

Do not use online referral forms for urgent help

URGENT SUPPORT national helplines

From the Samaritans

From Papyrus
“If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINEUK for confidential support and practical advice.” (9am – midnight every day of the year).   HOPELINK | Papyrus UK | Suicide Prevention Charity

From Childline
“You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. We’re here to support you.” Get Support | Childline

From YoungMinds

From SOS Silence of Suicide
Our phone lines help support vulnerable children and adults. 8pm until Midnight: Monday to Friday, 4pm until Midnight: Saturday & Sunday SOS Silence of Suicide – Mental Health Charity & Helpline | SOS


From Shout
“Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.” Get help Get help – free, 24/7, confidential mental health text support service | Shout 85258


From Grassroots
“The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.” Stay Alive App – Grassroots Suicide Prevention


The NHS provides an overview of the support available

From Every Mind Matter
NHS website dedicated to mental health
Urgent support Urgent support – Every Mind Matters – NHS

From Patient info
Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts | Patient

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