If you feel you cannot keep yourself safe or have a plan to self harm (hurt yourself) or take your own life and are going to act on it, TELL someone straight away.

If possible, ask the person you tell to stay with you until you can get help and advice. 

Contact CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) on 01977 735865 or the REACH team if it’s after 5pm (on the same number) or speak with your GP.  If you need urgent help or medical treatment go to Pinderfields A&E or ring 999.

Or call the Samaritans 116 123 or Text SHOUT to 85258

We Want to help!

You may not be able to see a way to stop these feelings right now, but there are more positive solutions out there. Try to put some time between these thoughts and any actions, so you are able to get help

Download How to help my difficult feelings

You are not alone.
we are here to listen and help you get through this.


Call 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786 209 697
Text SHOUT to 85258 – free 24/7 text support

More ways to get help


Samaritans Call 116 123 free, anytime from any phone. Samaritans also have a drop in at the local Wakefield branch (see their website, but is cancelled during the Coronavirus crisis)


YoungMinds Resources for children and young people


Compass Wakefield
Helps children, young people and families facing low mood, friendship problems, bullying, online bullying or feeling angry, lonely or sad before things get worse. Text BUZZ to 85258 for text messaging support, call 01924 665 093 or send off a referral form


CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)                 
Helpline for men aged 15 - 35.

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ChildLine Free, any time. Call 0800 1111, email or use the online 1-2-1 counsellor chat


Heads Above the Waves Online advice and coping strategies for young people suffering from depression and self-harm.


SelfharmUK A creative site that uses blogs, stories, poetry and art.


Mindout Online instant message service to support and improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBT


Doc Ready Helps you get ready to talk about mental health to the GP.


Stay Alive app Download from Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Wakefield Safe Space

Stay Alive app Download from Grassroots Suicide Prevention