19 Dec Support Options Over the Christmas Period
The Peer Power office is now shut for Christmas until January 6th.
There are many services that offer support during this period so please don’t hesitate to contact the options below.
Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time, from any phone.
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm
Mind offers advice, support and information to people experiencing a mental health difficulty and their family and friends. Mind also has a network of local associations in England and Wales to which people can turn for help and assistance.
Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays).
PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They support young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else.
Open 10am-10pm on weekdays and 2pm-10pm on weekends and bank holidays
- Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm)
- YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258
SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.
- Support Forum: www.sane.org.uk
- Saneline: 0300 304 7000 (local rate on BT landlines) Open 4:30-10:30pm every day
For a local, non-urgent police issue please call 111.
If there is an emergency please call 999.