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Recognising you need Support
Everyone needs support from other people from time to time.
If you’re struggling or having a hard time, remember: you are not alone and it’s okay to ask for help.
Sometimes you might want to talk to someone close to you – a family member or friend. But if things are really tough of if you’re having a crisis it can be better to talk to a professional.
What is a crisis?
A crisis is a time when you might feel out of control, overwhelmed, or at breaking point. You might be feeling suicidal, have thoughts of harming yourself or feel extremely anxious.
If you feel like you are in crisis it’s important you don’t wait to get help. Reach out for help now.
Where to get help
We’ve listed some contacts and organisations below that can support you in different way.
Where can i get help?
Call the police
If you are in immediate danger, phone 999 and ask for the police.
Call for an ambulanceIf you or someone you are with has been badly injured or they are very unwell and you think their life is in danger, phone 999 and ask for an ambulance.
If you’re worried about an urgent medical concern, call 111 and speak to a fully trained adviser.
Speak to your doctor
If you are worried about your health, you can get help from your own GP. They can talk to you about your physical health or mental health and if you need it they can refer you to specialist services.
Speak to a trusted adult
Sometimes the best thing you can do is speak to an adult who already knows you. Depending on the situation you could try speaking to a relative, a carer, a friend, or a friend’s mum or dad. Sometimes you might prefer to speak to a professional person like a teacher or social worker.
Help from KIDS
You can also get help directly from KIDS. We have a range of different services for young disabled people or people with special educational needs in different parts of the country. Have a look at our directory or find out more on our main website or your KIDS contact can tell you more.
At present, KIDS does not have a helpline or offer support 24 hours a day. So if you need help urgently please try one of the organisations above first.