Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) News

Young Minds Crisis Messenger

Young Minds has launched an emergency messenger service for young people experiencing a mental health crisis.

  • It’s a 24/7 messenger service via text only
  • The young person should text YM to 85258. They'll be connected to a trained volunteer in less than 5 minutes
  • The job of the trained volunteer is to listen, help them think through how they’re feeling, and aim to help them take the next steps towards feeling better. 
  • It’s a crisis messenger so appropriate to signpost in instances of suicidal thoughts, self-harm, relationship breakdown etc.
  • Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

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