Mental Health: How do I get help?

It's ok to not feel ok, but remember, you don't have to feel alone. There are lots of support options available and people that you can talk to.

Below are a number of organisations, charities and specialist services that are all available if you need them.

If you feel that you need some help urgently, there are a number of crisis helplines listed below. 


If you think you might need urgent help. There are places you can go:

Young Minds: Crisis Messenger, text 'YM' to 85258 (24/7)

Childline: Call 0800 1111 (weekdays: 7.30am - midnight/weekends: 9am - midnight) or via 1-2-1 chat 1 (weekdays: 7.30am - 3.30pm/ weekends: 9am - 3.30pm)

Samaritans: Call 116 123 (24/7)

Saneline: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day)

The Mix: Under 25’s - 0808 808 4994 (Sunday-Friday 2pm–11pm)

Shout: Crisis Messenger, text 'SHOUT' to 85258 (24/7)


Call 999 or go to A&E now if:

  • someone's life is at risk - for example they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose

  • you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe

A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone's time.

  • Visit The Hub to speak to other young people with epilepsy, or parents of young people with epilepsy. 
  • Talk to Us here at The Channel - just simply fill in the form on page and someone will get back to you by the next working day
  • Visit our dedicated Mental Health Wellbeing Space 

The Hub

If you'd like to speak to other young people with epilepsy, or if you are a parent of a young person with epilepsy, connect with others on The Hub.