Sources of mental health support for teachers

There are a range of people who can help if you or someone you know is feeling unhappy, distressed, confused or in crisis. Usually we would advise you to contact your general practitioner as a first option. However, you may wish to also contact one of the organisations below, who all offer telephone advice and support services:

Information line: 0300 123 3393 (lines are open Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm, except for bank holidays)
Text: 86463

Rethink Mental Illness 
Information line: 0300 5000 927 (lines are open Monday to Friday 9:30am – 4pm)


Phone: 116 123 (UK), 116 123 (ROI)
Email: (UK), (ROI)

Young Minds

Parent helpline: 0808 802 5544

Phone: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm – 10.30pm daily)

NHS 111 non-emergency number