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Concerned about your mental health?

If you have worries or concerns about your own mental health and well being, then here are some ways you can find out more and get some help.

Contact your doctor

Your doctor can help you decide what level of support you need and will be able to refer you to other forms of help.

Talk to a friend

Sometimes it can be a relief just to tell someone you are struggling. Your friends care about you and can often offer a different point of view or way of looking at a problem.


There are a number of free helplines available where you can speak confidentially to trained counsellors. Some of the options are:


Samaritans Helpline 0845 7909090
24/7 Lifeline 0808 808 8000
24/7 Contact Youth 0808 808 8000
CAUSE (Carers Helpline) 0845 6030291
Child Protection Helpline 0808 800 5000
Childline Helpline 0800 1111
Childline NI 0870 336 2945
No Fear Helpline 0845 122 8630
OCD-UK 03332 127 890
No Panic (10am – 10pm daily) 0808 808 0545
Get online

There are a number of good self-help websites on the internet that can offer you advice, help and information. Some of the options are:

Talk to your Occupational Health Service

If you work, your employer may provide an Occupational Health Service, where you can get support and help.