Knowing where to turn when life is stressful can feel like you are at a crossroads with about 30 different exits. Within this post, we hope to provide you with the tools you may need to access help when you need it most. Even if you don’t need the information in this post right now we suggest sharing this around as you never know when people may need it most.
Human beings are pack animals. We live to form connections, so when we feel alone it can be really crushing. We are never truely alone though. There are multiple hotlines you could ring if you need someone to talk through your feelings
Information gathered from https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/ and
Cruse Bereavement Care
If you have lost a loved one and need to talk to someone about it, Cruse is a bereavement charity to help you process your grief.
- Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm)
- Website: www.cruse.org.uk
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
- SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30pm to 10.30pm) (Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions this line is down at the moment, but you can contact them through the website)
- Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: www.sane.org.uk/textcare
- Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum
- Website: www.sane.org.uk/support
- Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
- Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
- Website: www.samaritans.org.uk
- Also offer face to face meetings (please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions this service is currently unavailable)
- CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
- Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)
- Website: www.thecalmzone.net
Big White Wall
As a student at CCCU, you have free access to Big White Wall which offers:
- An anonymous, clinically managed community providing peer-to-peer support
- Access BWW 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- Trained practitioners available 24/7 for extra support, when needed
- Self-assessments & recommended resources
- Creative tools to help express how you’re feeling
- Wide range of self-guided courses to do at your own pace