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Help and support is available right now if you need it. You don't have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.

Local support

Big White Wall is a service commissioned across Lancashire and South Cumbria for young people aged 16+ to access their online service. Click on the image button below to get help with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.

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For free, safe and anonymous online support, Kooth is available Monday-Friday 12pm-10pm and Saturday and Sunday 6pm-10pm. Click on the Kooth image button below to contact a counsellor through their website.

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If you need urgent help as you are in mental health distress, then there is always someone you can call.

CAMHS Area

24 hr 7 days per week

Chorley & South Ribble

0800 953 0110

Lancashire & Morecambe   

0800 953 0110

Preston

0800 953 0110

West Lancashire

0800 953 0110

South Cumbria

0800 953 0110

Fylde and Wyre

0800 953 0110

CAMHS Area

8am - 8pm          

8pm - 8am

East Lancashire   

01282 804806

0800 953 0110

CAMHS Area   

Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm             

Monday - Friday
5pm - 9am and weekends

Blackpool

01253 957160

07810 696565

Read more about CAMHS support for people living in West Lancashire, Central Lancashire, Fylde and Wyre, North Lancashire or South Cumbria.

Read more about CAMHS support for people living in Blackpool.

Read more about CAMHS support for people living in East Lancashire or Blackburn with Darwen.

National support

For instant support, please contact Childline for free on 0800 1111. You can talk to them about anything; no problem is too big or too small. To get in touch with them online, visit their contact page.

You can call The Samaritans anytime, day or night, on 116 123. They also have a variety of contact methods that can be found on their website.

The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258. It is free and confidential to text the service from the following major networks: EE, O2, Three and Vodafone. For more information, please visit their website.

Hopeline UK is a suicide prevention helpline for children and young people. You can call 0800 068 4141 or text 07860039967. For more information, please visit their website.