Thank you for visiting HelloSelf. Unfortunately, we can’t support anyone under 18 at the moment - it’s something we’re working to change.
We appreciate that it can be difficult to reach out for support, especially if you’re in a difficult place, but please don’t let this discourage you. Asking for help is always the first step and talking to someone can be very helpful regardless of what you’re going through - good or challenging!
Even though we can’t help you at the moment, there are other places you can turn to. First of all, if you’re still in education consider speaking to someone at your school. Teachers and school counsellors are trained to provide initial support and can help you with how best to proceed.
Alternatively, you may prefer to speak to someone close to you - like a family member, parent or trusted friend. They may not have all the answers, but it can be really helpful knowing that someone who cares about you understands what you’re going through - and most likely wants to help.
Additionally, your GP will always be willing to listen to how you’re feeling and discuss the best next steps for you. Never forget that doctors are there to treat mental health just as they treat all other aspects of health - you are not wasting anyone’s time.
Finally, the following charities can also provide support and have information about where to find help:
If you do feel unable to keep yourself safe, attend your nearest Accident and Emergency Department or call NHS 111 or 999.