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. 

If you feel you cannot talk to them face to face, write them a note and it give it to them.  You are important and they will want to help.

They can ring Wakefield CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) or the REACH team  tel 01977 735865  if it’s after 5pm (on the same number), speak with your GP or take you to A&E or ring 999 if you need urgent help or medical attention.


You may feel that you that you cannot see a way to stop these feelings right now. But there are other options and solutions out there, and you don’t have to act on these thoughts and feelings.

Download a booklet about managing your feelings
You are not alone.
we are here to listen and help you get through this.

ChildLine Free, any time.

Call Childline on 0800 1111, email or use the online counsellor chat.

More ways to get help


Shout is the UK's first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It's a place to go if you're struggling to cope. Text SHOUT to 85258 – free 24/7 text support


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)


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


Winstons Wish for support around bereavement and loss.


STAR Bereavement for support around bereavement and loss.