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Further Sources of Help for your Mental Health

Managing your mental health can be difficult when you are also trying to cope with a chronic pain condition. If you feel that your mood is low or you are struggling, it is vital that you reach out and talk to someone. That could be your GP, a family member, a friend, or someone your trust.

You may wish to consider the other sources of help that we have listed below.

In the case of a life-threatening emergency, please call 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department.


Helplines are there to listen to you in a non-judgmental way. They can often be a source of support and understanding in times of crisis.

  • Samaritans
    Freephone: 116 123
    Text: 07725 90 90 90
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Website: samaritans.org
    Whatever you're going through, call free any time, from any phone, on 116 123.24-hour. Emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.

  • Shout
    Text: Text SHOUT to 85258
    Website: giveusashout.org
    Shout is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

  • Mind
    Website: Mind's guide to getting help in a crisis.

  • NSPA
    Website: NSPA's webpage of places to find support in a crisis

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