Reach out

You are important. If you're struggling with your mental health, please remember you are not alone and there is help out there for you. You are worth helping. It isn't always easy to know where to turn, so here are some useful resources I've either used myself or have been recommended along the way...

Go to A&E

Call 999 and ask for an ambulance if you don't feel safe

NHS : 111 (England) 

NHS Direct : 0845 46 47 (Wales)

Contact your GP

Samaritans : 116 123

SANEline : 0300 304 7000

CALM : 0800 58 58 58

Mind : 0300 123 3393 or www.mind.org.uk

Papyrus HopelineUK (if you're under 35) : Call 0800 068 4141 or text  07786 209697

Switchboard (for LGBTQIA+ community) : 0300 330 0630

Shout Crisis Text Line : Text "SHOUT" to 85258

Anxiety UK 03444 775 774 

Rethink Mental Illness : 0300 5000 927

Young Minds (information on child and adolescent mental health for parents and professionals) : 0808 802 5544 

Alcoholics Anonymous : 0800 917 7650

Narcotics Anonymous : 0300 999 1212

OCD UK : 0333 212 7890 or www.ocduk.org

Beat Eating disorders : 0808 801 0677 or DM @beatedsupport on Instagram

As well as mental health, I talk a lot about domestic abuse and sexual violence in my poetry. If you're worried about a situation you're in, I'm encouraging you (with all of the love and understanding in the world) to reach out to someone you trust. Here are some important contacts...

999

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Refuge : 0808 200 0247
RSVP Birmingham : 0121 643 0301
Respect- Men’s Advice Line : 0808 801 0327
Mankind Initiative : 01823 334 244
National LGBTQIA+ Domestic Abuse Helpline : 0800 999 5428
SurvivorsUKwww.survivorsuk.org or textphone 020 3322 1860
Women’s aidwww.womensaid.org.uk
Rape crisis : 0808 802 9999
National Centre for Domestic Violence : 0800 970 2070

NSPCC (Dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty) : Phone 0800 1111 for childline for children or 0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child.

Victim Support : 0808 168 9111

Karma Nirvana (Forced marriage and honour crimes) : 0800 5999 247 

Crime Stoppers : 0800 555 111