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Useful organisations

Photo: There are lots of organisations who can help deaf young people take care of their mental health.

If you’re experiencing mental health problems, you’re not alone. Here are just a few of the organisations that might be able to help.

Not all of these organisations are open 24/7. For mental health support in an emergency, contact 999, go to A&E or text DEAF to 85258.

National Deaf Children’s Society Helpline

Our Helpline is here to help and the team are happy to answer your questions. We have information and guidance on lots of different topics and can refer you to our free support services if you need more help.

Beat

Beat offers support for people with eating disorders, including practical advice, information about eating disorders and message boards where people with eating disorders can ask one another for help. You can contact Beat using:

Papyrus

Papyrus offers support for people under the age of 35 who are feeling suicidal, or anyone who is worried that a young person might be suicidal. Papyrus also helps people who have lost loved ones to suicide. You can contact Papyrus using:

The Mix  

The Mix offers lots of different kinds of advice for people under the age of 25. You can get individual support from The Mix using:

You can also ask for free counselling on their website.

YoungMinds

The UK's leading charity supporting children and young adults' mental health.

SignHealth

SignHealth is a charity dedicated to making sure deaf people get the same access as hearing people to healthcare and health information. Visit the BSL Health Video Library for information about mental health in BSL.

Rethink

Rethink provides mental health support, advice and services. They also campaign for better mental health awareness and services in the UK.

NHS 

The NHS webpage on mental health offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

On My Mind

The Anna Freud Centre worked with young people to produce On My Mind, a webpage offering lots of advice on things like making decisions, asking for referrals and the specific mental health support available in your area. On My Mind also has a 24/7 crisis support line for young people which is run over text.

Mind

Mind has lots of advice about mental health conditions, mental health services and how to ask your doctor for help.

Deaf4Deaf

A deaf counselling and psychotherapy service for deaf people and children of deaf adults (CODA) over the age of 16.

Youth Access

Youth Access is an advice and counselling service. You can use their website to search for mental health services near you. 

Nightline

Nightline is a student listening service which is open at night, run by trained student volunteers. All calls are anonymous and confidential.

For other useful organisations, visit the Mind website.