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Mental Health Support


What should you do if you need an urgent response?

In crisis, it is important you keep yourself safe. 

If you are feeling suicidal, or have hurt yourself, you must let an adult know as soon as possible.

It may be that the safest place for you to be assessed is at the Emergency Department at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital.

You can also telephone the 24/7 mental health helpline:  

0800 923 0110

You can talk to somebody directly 24 hours per day at:

Lancashire and South Cumbria Mental Health Helpline: 0800 953 0110


ChildLine (free 24 hour helpline): 0800 1111


You Can Text:

Young Minds Crisis Messenger – text YM to 85258 available 24/7


Other Services Include: 

ADHD Northwest - offers support for children, young people and their families who are affected by adhd.

Tel: 01254 886886





Kooth - online support (where you can remain anonymous) for ages 10-15yrs, (25yrs if SEND)

available Monday - Friday 12pm - 10pm

Saturday Sunday 6pm - 10pm



Barnardo's Young Carer's - Covers East Lancs Only (Not Blackburn with Darwen)

Tel: 01772 432 020 


Brook Young Peoples' Counselling Service

1:1 Counselling for ages 13-15yrs

Tel: 07760163327 (Burnley)

Tel: 07824164271 (Blackburn)


Healthy Young Minds - Lancashire and South Cumbria CAMHS Thrive Redesign Website for children, young people, parents, carers to access advice and support regarding mental health issues. Includes ELCAS self-referral form. 

Mind Ed - is a free educational resource on children, young people, adults and older adults' mental health.

There are dedicated sections for parents and carers who are concerned regarding their child's mental health.  MindEd offers tips on parenting, advice and info from trusted experts and parents working together.


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