Stortford Therapy Space is not an emergency service and does not hold clinical responsibility for anyone using these pages to access further support.
Please see below:
-High Risk Concerns
-Helpful websites and contact numbers
If you feel that yourself or someone you know is in imminent danger of either hurting themselves or another:
-Contact emergency services on 999;
-Visit your local A&E Department to be assessed by appropriate professionals;
-Call Samaritans for free on 116 123 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year). You don't have to be suicidal to speak to them.
-If you've already been given a Crisis Line number from a health professional, call it.
-Talk to someone you feel comfortable with and trust about how you are feeling so they can help direct you to get the right help;
-Call the crisis team in your County e.g.
-Call NHS 111 (NHS service available 24 hours a day);
-Book an emergency GP appointment: They should be able to offer you an appointment in a crisis with the first available doctor;
-Make a referral to an NHS Mental Health Team:
-Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger, for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. (Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.)
The crisis messenger service could help with urgent issues such as:
You can text us free and anonymously – although if the volunteer believes you are at immediate risk of harm, they may share your details with people who can provide support.
We're here round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Speak to our experts at the Parents Helpline – call 0808 802 5544
You can talk to us about anything. No problem is too big or too small.
Call us free on 0800 1111 or get in touch online.
However you choose to contact and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.
(Mon to Fri 9am-9pm. Sat to Sun 10am-3pm)
Family Lives works around the clock, transforming the lives of families, supporting parents and making happier relationships, happier families and a stronger society. Our experience enables us to help families with any problem or challenge that they face.
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Monday – Friday
12pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday
6pm – 10pm
0808 808 4994
crisis messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you’re aged 25 or under, and are experiencing any painful emotion or are in crisis, you can text THEMIX to 85258.
Young suicide prevention society.
HOPELINEUK : 0800 068 4141,
0778 620 9697, email@example.com
is a specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information to children, teenagers and young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling or anyone who is concerned about a young person.
Infoline: 03444 775 774
Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5.30pm
Text Service: 07537 416 905
0844 967 4848 (10am-10pm)
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD.
0845 390 6232 (Mon to Fri 9:30am to 5pm)
Support for people with OCD. Includes information on treatment and online resources.
CALM is the campaign against living miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm-midnight)
0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline)
Advice on dealing with domestic violence
(Essex & Hertfordshire)
Safer Places is an independent domestic abuse service with over 40 years of experience and has been recognised as delivering excellent services to adults and children affected by Domestic Abuse across Essex (including Southend and Thurrock) and Hertfordshire.
0808 168 9111 (24-hour support)
If you’ve been affected by crime, we can give you the support you need to move forward. Our services are free, confidential and available to anyone in England and Wales, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it happened. Choose from a number of ways to contact us.
0808 808 1111 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm)
Charity working with people with a learning disability, their families and carers.
Adult: 0808 168 9111
Under 18yrs: 0808 801 0711
Student: 0808 801 0811
Helplines are open 365 days a year from 12pm – 8pm during the week, and 4pm – 8pm on weekends and bank holidays.
The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) is a highly specialised clinic for young people presenting with difficulties with their gender identity. Our service was established in 1989.
We are commissioned by NHS England who set the service specifications for how we work.
The UK's largest provider of relationship support.
0808 808 1677
(Mon-Fri 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays, with extended hours on Tues, Weds and Thurs evenings, when we’re open until 8pm).
The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement.
0300 222 1122 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm. Weekends, 10am to 4pm)
Provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines.
This site offers various help for the compulsive gambler including a Forum, Chat Room, Literature and of course most importantly a meeting finder. Meetings are the core of Gamblers Anonymous and we have meetings every day of the week throughout the UK
0300 999 1212 (10am-midnight)
The NA Helpline is often the first point of contact for people needing support and advice about the nature of drug addiction. Anyone from the using addict, their friends and family members through to drug workers and the press are welcome to call.
Hertfordshire and Essex
YCT is a counselling and therapeutic support charity. We specialise in supporting children and young people aged 5 – 25 years, their families and the professionals who work with them.
National Helpline: 0800 02 888 40 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
We support families and educate professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
Contact the Healthy Minds Team
Tel: 0300 222 5943
Call the Crisis Line Tel: 0330 726 0110
At Healthy Minds we provide therapies and practical support for people experiencing mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety and long term conditions (physical health problems).
Hertfordshire CAMHs single point of access: Single Point of Access Number (SPA) for Children / Young people / Adults: 0300 777 0707
You can call 01992 531917, text 07770 537227, email: AFDASH@hpft.nhs.uk
Working with anyone under 18 years old in Hertfordshire. We offer free and confidential one-to-one advice, support and specialist help if needed. If you want to quit or reduce using drugs or if you want accurate information we can help you.
-During the week from 9am – 5pm, you can contact our service on
0300 300 1600
- If you need to contact us outside of the above hours then please contact
0300 555 1201
for immediate short-term support
Psychotherapy Department Giles Godwin:
Contact the Healthy Minds Team Tel: 0300 222 5943
EPUT Mental Health Service:
Tel: 0300 123 0808