If you need someone to talk to or you are experiencing despair and distress you can get support from
- Samaritans – 116 123 (available 24/7)
- Breathing Space – 0800 838587 (available Monday to Thursday between 6pm -2am and Friday between 6pm and 8am.
NHS Inform also has an online symptom checker which you can use without having to leave the house. These are called self-help guides and are essentially a set of questions similar to those that your GP or a call handler from NHS 24 would ask to establish the nature of your health complaint. There are guides on all sorts of mental health issues such as anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic, PTSD, bereavement and many more. You can find this by clicking on the box below.