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Health and wellbeing support

How we can support you

Government help and support

Check on the government website to see if you are eligible to receive free NHS services or help with NHS costs:

If you have to pay for regular prescriptions, it may be cheaper over the long run to purchase a prescription prepayment certificate for 3 or 12 months:

Free school meals

Do you meet the criteria for free School meals? If you are not sure why not check it out… There are also other privileges that you may be entitled to by registering with the scheme e.g school holiday food vouchers, school holiday provision and also free milk. The scheme is available from the point of children starting school through to leaving school.

Mental health support


The Samaritans are available to speak to and listen to you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

SHOUT text services

Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Shout is de-escalation, volunteer-driven service launched in May 2019. They work with people in immediate distress to take them to a calmer moment and support people of any age with different issues such as anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, relationship problems, bullying, sexuality, and gender issues and more.

  • text: Text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 to start a conversation with a trained Shout Volunteer
  • website: SHOUT

CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably

CALM takes a stand against suicide, feeling hopeless, standing up to stereotypes by challenging the stigma that prevents people talking about suicide. CALM aims to show life is always worth living. CALM’s helpline and webchat are open 365 days a year, offering practical suggestions for all of life’s problems - whether that’s anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, money worries or suicidal thoughts. CALM is challenging the stigma surrounding men’s mental wellbeing, as well as male stereotypes of what and how men should handle mental health issues. CALM works alongside various communities such as universities, pubs, football stadiums, prisons, or clubs to empower people to share their experiences and get the help they need before they reach the point of crisis.


MIND provides advice and support that empowers people experiencing mental health problems to understand their condition and the choices available to them. MIND campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They have a Legal line which provides mental health related law to the public, service users, mental health professionals and advocates.

  • telephone: 0300 123 3393
  • website: Mind


Local mental health advice and help for young people in Nottinghamshire, all in one place. If you are aged under 25, are a parent or carer, or a professional that supports young people, you can find information, advice and where to go to get help locally.