Urgent Help

If you feel that you are unable to keep yourself safe and concerned that you may be an immediate risk to yourself, speak to the people you trust, whether that’s family, friends, and teachers to get support.

Remember the strong emotions you are feeling may pass. If you require urgent support, you can seek help through a Health Care Professional. This can include your own GP, Pharmacist, School Nurse, calling 111 or in emergencies only, your local hospital department.

If you are a young person who is already getting help from local mental health services you can follow your agreed care plan or speak to the person who cares for you at the service.

Urgent Help

Connecting with the right people

To see a range of services who can also provide support in Bolton, please click here. Alternatively you can seek urgent help from one of these places…

The Calm Zone

Confidential, anonymous and free support, information and signposting for males wishing to seek support, who are down or feel in crisis.

Switchboard - LGBT + Helpline

Offers confidential support to any individual who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT+).

Call: 0300 330 0630 (10am – 10pm, 7 days a week)

Web chat: switchboard.lgbt

Email: Chris@switchboard.lgbt (Emails are typically replied to within 72 hours)

The Mix

National out-of-hours mental health helpline provided by UK-wide charity SANE.

Call: 0808 808 4994 (4pm – 11pm, 7 days a week)

Crisis Messenger (24/7) : Text THEMIX to 85258

1-2-1 Chat: for ages 10 – 18 years (4pm – 11pm, 7 days a week)

SANEline

National out-of-hours mental health helpline provided by UK-wide charity SANE.

Call: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans

A free, private and confidential service to discuss any issues a child or young person is going through.

Call: 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org (response within 24 hours)

Childline

A free, private and confidential service to discuss any issues a child or young person is going through.

Call: 0800 1111

Web chat: 1-2-1 Counsellor Chat

Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon – Fri, 9.30am – 4pm)

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

Free mental health crisis support across the UK.

Text YM to 85258

(Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus).