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Tips and Tricks - 30-11-2022 - - 0 comments
Mental health helplines

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Teaching (and recruitment) are tough at the best of times and the while holidays, especially Christmas, bring joy to many, for some they can challenging. 

It’s so important to ensure that you are looking after yourself mentally. If you are finding things difficult, then please speak up. Don’t suffer in silence. A number of our team are trained as mental health first aiders who are equipped with the tools to support you. 

However, we understand that you don’t always want to speak to someone you know. Should you need some extra support or want a confidential chat, then there are lots of organisations that can help. We’ve listed some helplines below which offer support and advice on a variety of different topics. 

You can call one of the numbers below for a free confidential chat:


Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk.

116 123


Confidential advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.

0300 123 6600

Anxiety UK

Advice and support for people living with anxiety.

03444 775 774


Provides listening services, information and support for anyone who needs to talk.

0800 58 58 58

LGBT Foundation 

Advice, support and information on a range of topics.

0345 3 30 30 30


If you're experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline.

0300 304 7000

Prefer to chat with someone over text instead? You can text the number below to get support too:


If you would prefer not to talk but want some mental health support, you could text.

Text SHOUT to 85258

We want you to know that we’re here for you no matter what you are going through and we’ll do whatever we can to support you. 

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