Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile – Surviving violence, creating hope, rebuilding lives


Info for young people

Getting help in a crisis

I need urgent help right away

If you feel unable to keep yourself safe

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Mind the charity that supports people in the UK with mental health, has further resources to help find support:

Other ways to get urgent help and advice

I need on-going advice and support.

General crisis support

Mental well-being support

  • Anna Freud On My Mind – information and resources for young people and educators on mental health and well‑being
  • Hearing Voices Network
  • Kooth – online well-being community for young people aged 11‑25
  • MIND – advice and support on mental health and Infoline from 9am‑6pm weekday: 0300 123 3393
  • SANE – national helpline 4.30pm to 10.30pm on 0300 304 7000
  • Students Against Depression – self‑help resources on anxiety and depression and advice for families
  • Young Minds – advice and support for mental health problems. Text YM to 85258

Phone apps that can help

  • Calm Harm – app to manage self‑harm urges
  • Clear Fear – app to manage symptoms of anxiety
  • Combined Minds – app for families supporting young people with their mental health
  • Hope Again – bereavement support for young people
  • Mood Move – app to help with low mood and depression
  • Sleepio App – to help with sleep problems
  • Smiling Mind – mindfulness app for young people

LGBTQ support

  • LGBT Helpline0300 330 0630
  • Spectra – support for LGBTQ young people including peer and mentoring services on 020 3322 6920 / 0800 587 8302

Support in your local area

  • Hub of Hope – directory of local support agencies in your area
  • NHS Talking Therapies – find a local NHS adult counselling service
  • ARCH – Hillingdon drugs and alcohol support
  • Bucks Safe Haven Crisis Support ​– crisis support for 18+ adults in Buckinghamshire
  • LINK – Hillingdon Council Counselling self‑referral form
  • Number 22 – charity counselling helpline in Windsor, Maidenhead and Slough