Mental Health


Talking things through usually helps! These lines are available if you need to talk to someone or if you feel at risk in any way.

Papyrus: Thinking about suicide, please call 0800 068 4141 or TEXT 07786 209697
Bullying UK: 0808 800 2222
Child Line: Talk to a child line counsellor, no problem too big or small! 0800 1111
Samaritans: Someone to listen 24/7 free of charge. 116 123 or TEXT 07725 909090
Compass: Support and advice for young people using substances. 0800 121 4043
Northampton CAB: Info/advice on issues facing young people.   03444 111 444
NSPCC: If you feel you or someone you know is a victim of abuse. 0808 800 5000
Stonewall: Support for anyone around issues of sexuality. 0800 0505 2020
Winston’s Wish: Helpline to support young people with the death of a loved one. 08088 020 021


These free apps mean you can access support wherever you are!

Stressheads: Support to lower our stress levels.
Stay Alive: Support to those who may experience suicidal thoughts/feelings.
Self Help Anxiety Management (Samapp): Support and techniques to help manage anxiety and panic.
Moodometer: Created by the NHS. Allows you to track your moods and what has influenced it. Also provides ways to lift your mood.
Calm Harm: Activities to assist in the management of self-harm.
Grief support for young people: Information about grief, bereavement and the feelings we may experience when we lose a loved one.
Insight Timer: A large collection of free guided exercises to help relieve stress, improve relaxation and wellbeing.
Calm: A large collection of exercises designed to calm us down.
Winston’s Wish: Helpline to support young people with the death of a loved one. 08088 020 021
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Youtube can be used to access thousands of free videos which can help us improve our wellbeing. Some suggested search terms might be:

Progressive muscle relaxation

Guided mindfulness

Stress relief

Guided sleep exercise

Guided meditation

Guided relaxation

Letting go of anger


National self-harm network

Info on self-harm/abuse

Support around sexuality