A new mental health hotline for children and young people has been launched.
Anyone concerned about a child or young person’s mental health (or the child or young person themselves) can phone the helpline and speak to mental health experts who will provide advice, guidance and support over the telephone.
The helpline will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be contacted as follows:
9am-5pm – weekdays 01865 903777
5pm-9am – weekdays and weekends 01865 901000
A mental health helpline for adults in Wiltshire, BaNES and Swindon has also been set-up by the Avon and Wiltshire Partnership. The number is 0300 3031320 and more information can be found here:
Both helplines should not be used for situations which are life threatening (when emergency services should be notified by phoning 999). The helplines will also help to reduce pressure on NHS 111, who are having to manage an increasing number of Covid-related calls.