Helplines & Online Support 

Please see below for some useful links and other resources that I hope you'll find helpful! 
For mental health support and advice. 
Online help and advice telephone and text chat support · Phone: 0800 1111 
Young Minds: mental health advice and info for young people • YoungMinds CRISIS MESSENGER: Text YM to 85258 
Samaritans: National Freephone: 116 123 (24-hours). 
Self-Harm Helpline Rethink Gloucestershire 
Phone: 0808 8010606 Text: 075374 10022 
PAPYRUS: confidential help and advice to prevent suicide. · Helpline: 0800 0684141 Text: 07786 209 697 Email: 
ChatHealth: NHS School Nursing confidential text chat service 9am-4.30pm Mon-Fri · Text: 07507 333351 
Anxiety UK: information, support and advice · Monday – Friday 9.30am-5.30pm - Infoline: 03444 775 774 Text: 07537 416 905 
Hey Sigmund: Anxiety in children and young people - latest research and news · 
NHS young people’s mental health 
Fixers: stories by young people for young people 
• Drugs Advice (Frank): Live chat: 2pm-6pm · Phone: 0300 123 6600 Text: 82111 
Self-help apps: Free to download from your app store 
Calm Harm - managing self-harm 
MindShift - to help manage anxiety and urges to self-harm 
Cove - express your mood with music 
Stress & Anxiety Companion – helps you handle stress and anxiety 
Parent Support: 
TIC+ Parent Support Advice Line: Mon & Wed 5-9pm Tues & Sat 9.30am-1pm · Online-chat: Freephone: 0800 652 5675 
Young Minds: Parent Helpline: 0808 802 5544 
Family Lives: Parent Helpline: 0808 800 2222 
The Autism Helpline enquiry service provides impartial, confidential information along with advice for autistic people, their families, friends and carers.  
Contact us by: Telephone: 0808 800 4104 
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, our Helpline telephone opening hours have been amended to: 
10am – 3pm, Monday to Friday. 
The Education Rights Helpline can provide general information about educational rights and entitlements, as well as advice on specific topics such as getting extra help in school, assessments, education plans, reviews or school transport. 
Contact us by filling out our online enquiry form.  
Telephone: 0808 800 4102 (free from landlines and most mobiles). 
Parent to Parent is a confidential telephone service providing emotional support to parents and carers of autistic adults or children. The service is provided by trained parent volunteers who are all parents of an autistic adult or child. 
Contact us by filling out our online enquiry form.  
Telephone: 0808 800 4106 
The Transition Support Helpline provides advice and support to young autistic people and their families on making the transition from school, further or higher education to adult life.  
Contact us by filling out our online enquiry form below.  
Telephone: 0808 800 0027 
In an emergency call 999 and ask for help or • Go to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department at your local hospital or • Talk to your GP (between 9am-5pm Monday – Friday) or • Phone NHS Direct by ringing 111 (after 5pm or weekends) or • Mental health emergency only (age 11+): Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (GHC) Crisis Team: 0800 1690398 (available 24/7). 
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