Mental Health Contacts

Mental wellbeing affects us all and just as with physical health, mental health needs constant attention too.

It is okay to talk about it and if you need additional help, please make sure you seek it. 

Emergency Contacts


‘Shout’ crisis text line

Text SHOUT to 85258


116 123 (free to call from within the UK and Ireland), 24 hours a day


Additional Support Helplines


InfoLine: 0300 123 3393 to call, or text 86463 Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays).


Army Welfare Service

Personal Support Staff provide accessible, independent, confidential and professional specialist welfare services to soldiers and their families with any personal or family difficulty.

SSAFA Forcesline

Free confidential helpline and e-mail service providing support independent of the military chain of command.
Tel: 0800 731 4880 open 9:00 – 17:30 Monday – Friday

Combat Stress 24-Hour Military Mental Health Helpline

Free, confidential helpline available to all serving military personnel and to families and friends that may have concerns.
Tel: 0800 323 4444 open 24/7
Text: 07537 404 719

Tel: 01904 882053 open Mon-Thurs 08:30

-16:30, Fri 08:30-16:00

Rethink Mental Illness

National Advice Service: 0300 5000 927 (Open 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday)



PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

Helpline: 0800 068 4141

Text: 07786209697


Open 10am-10pm on weekdays and 2pm-10pm on weekends and bank holidays


Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm)

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258

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