Last updated: 1 May 2024

Next review: 19 March 2025

These resources are available for adults, young people, children and families.  If you need mental health advice or are feeling particularly low, help is available. 


If you or someone you know is feeling low, depressed, or suicidal call the Samaritans on 116 123

Mental Health Direct

If you live in Waltham Forest, our partner at NELFT has set up a new Mental Health Direct number. If you're in a crisis and don't know what to do, call 0800 995 1000


Shout is the UK's free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. 

Text ‘SHOUT” to 85258. 

Young people

If you are a young person under 35 having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be, you can contact Papyrus’ HOPELINE247 for confidential support and practical advice.

  • Call: 0800 068 4141
  • Text: 07860039967
  • Email: