Mental health support

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare

The Access Team at the Crisis Care Centre are available any time of the day or night, every day of the year. Call them if you are concerned about your mental health or about someone you care for.

Telephone: 0800 0 328 728 (option 1)

If you cannot use the telephone you can text them on 07739 775 202

There is more support and information available at their website, which you can find by clicking here.

Other places you can find mental health support:

Urgent help

If you need urgent help, you can call Samaritans on 116 123. They’re available to offer support 24/7 every single day of the year.

If you need immediate support, you can text SHOUT to 85258 anytime day or night and chat by text to share what is worrying you. The service is free on most networks and available 24/7, and trained volunteers will listen to you, and work with to help you take the next steps towards feeling better.

For Parents and carers

YoungMinds run a free, confidential parents’ helpline, which parents / carers can call if they are worried about how a child or young person is feeling or behaving. They also run a group called Parents Say, for parents whose children are accessing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. You can contact them by clicking here.

For men

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) offer accredited, confidential and free support to men anywhere in the UK through a helpline and a webchat service. They will talk through any issue with you and offer support, advice and signposting. Calls won’t show up on your phone bill and are free from all phones.

You can contact them by clicking here

For anyone

Mind’s Infoline advisors provide information on a variety of topics including; types of mental health problems, where to find  help and support locally , medication and alternative treatments, and advocacy. The Helpline is open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

You can contact them by clicking here

Stress and anxiety – there are some good tips to help you manage stress and anxiety from Autism West Midlands on their website