If things feel so bad that you can’t keep yourself safe or you have a plan to take your own life, tell someone straight away. If possible ask them 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


Kooth Free, safe and anonymous online support for 11 to 19 yr olds.

Image Supporting children around their gender identity and their families


Winstons Wish for support around bereavement and loss.


STAR Bereavement for support around bereavement and loss.