Young Minds provides reassurance and advice to help young people to make positive choices for their mental health and know what to do next if they are struggling.
YoungMinds Textline (for young people and concerned parents)
Text YM to 85258
Provides free, 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis.
All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.
Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
Texts can be anonymous, but if the volunteer believes you are at immediate risk of harm, they may share your details with people who can provide support.
- Opening times:
- Concerned parents: Call us for free on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. You can also go to the website for a web chat.