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If you or someone you know is in need of urgent help, for instance if there is a risk of suicide or you are worried about safety, contact their GP or emergency services as soon as possible. You can also speak with someone you trust if you are worried about yourself. If it is someone you know encourage them to talk - just listen and try to avoid solutions or judgement.

Emergency services 999

Local GPs can be found on the NHS Choices website which allows you to enter what service you need and your location, it will then provide you with a phone number and address.

NHS 111 can be called using 111 if it is out of hours and you do not think it is an emergency situation. They will also link you to local services if you cannot find a local GP or hospital.

Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 – The Samaritans are there to talk to 24/7 and will offer help in tough times.

Mind 0300 123 3393 – Mind are a mental health charity that provide support. There is a link at the top of their webpage titled “I need urgent help” which will ask a number of questions and provide you with advice in your situation. Links to crisis services can be found here.

Rethink also provide a helpline 0300 5000 927 and links in case of a crisis.

If you want to support someone who is feeling suicidal Mind also offer further information here about what you can do to help.

 

Fact Zone


A cup of tea with a friend can be the most important thing you do this week.
If you are worried about yourself or someone else talk to a trusted friend, family member or GP.
Smiling can make ourselves and the people around us happy.
A good night'’s sleep can do wonders for your mental health.
Doing good can make us feel good.  For ideas in your community, check out our Downloads.
Why not try doing something new – when we challenge ourselves it exercises our brain.
Relax every now and again. Take time for yourself if you’re feeling stressed.
Find somewhere new to visit. Shropshire is a beautiful place with lots of interesting sights to see.
Take one day at a time.
Try writing down all the things you need to get done and aiming to do a few each day instead of leaving them until the last minute.
It'’s important to stay connected with the people you care about so why not invite a friend round for tea and a chat.
Join an online or offline group to find people with similar interests – you might meet some new friends.
Doing exercise has been proven to help keep both your body and mind healthy.
Find out about mindfulness, a method of relaxing that even the scientists are excited about.
Try doing a crossword or Sudoku puzzle every now and again to keep you mentally healthy.
Try not to worry about things that are out of your control.
If there’'s something you enjoy, like reading a book, set time aside each week to do that.  If not, set time aside to find a new interest.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
There are 24 hours in a day which means you can spend a third asleep, a third at work and a third doing whatever makes you happy.
Stress is a part of life but there are ways you can deal with it effectively.