When should I seek help?
Seeking help is often the first step towards getting and staying well, but it can be hard to know how to start or where to turn to. It's common to feel unsure, and to wonder whether you should try to handle things on your own. But it's always ok to ask for help – even if you're not sure you are experiencing a specific mental health problem.
You might want to seek help if you're:
- worrying more than usual
- finding it hard to enjoy your life
- having thoughts and feelings that are difficult to cope with, which have an impact on your day-to-day life
- interested to find more support or treatment
Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind team provides information on a range of topics including: types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments, advocacy.
Middlesbrough & Stockton Mind
90-92 Lothian Road
Phone: 01642 257 020
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm and Friday 9am - 4pm
Redcar and Cleveland Mind
6-8 West Dyke Road, Redcar, TS10 1DZ.
Phone: 01642 296052
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8am-4pm.
Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide, in the UK and Ireland.
If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won't judge or tell you what to do.
Other Mental health and suicide support
Helplines and support groups
The NHS Choices website lists the following helplines and support networks for people to talk to.
- Childline (0800 1111) runs a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number won't show up on your phone bill.
- PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
- Students Against Depression is a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts.
- Bullying UK is a website for both children and adults affected by bullying.