Help with health

NHS 111

You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

NHS Pregnancy Smoking Helpline

The NHS offers lots of support to stop smoking during pregnancy. Call the NHS Pregnancy Smoking Helpline on 0300 123 1044. You can also talk to your midwife, health visitor, practice nurse or pharmacist for advice and for details of your nearest NHS Stop Smoking service. Visit

North Yorkshire and City of York offer a local Stop Smoking Service on 0300 303 1603 or visit or email: 

Your pregnancy and baby guide – NHS

Provides detailed information on your health and your baby’s health during pregnancy and in infancy

Am I Normal?

A website with resources for people who experience mental health problems, and their families and friends.  Visit


Is an organisation that works with people who have eating problems or disorders, and gives information and support. Call the main helpline on 0845 634 1414 or visit their website at

The National Self Harm Network

Online Support forum that provides information and support about self-harm


Provides information and support around emotional and psychological difficulties. Visit or call the helpline on 0300 304 7000. You can also get support via text or join their support forum.

The Samaritans

Is for anyone who is suicidal or despairing. It is a registered charity that provides confidential emotional support to anyone. Call 08457 90 90 90 if you need to speak to a Samaritan – open 24 hours a day, and calls are charged at local rates.  Textphone is available 24 hours a day on 08457 90 91 92.  You can also email or talk face-to-face at a local branch – address and phone number from website:

Online guide to life for 16 to 25 year olds in the UK. Support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs. Visit

Help with drug and alcohol issues


Gives friendly, confidential drugs advice at Ring Frank on 0300 123 6600 or text 82111. Frank provides a list of local services to help you with drug and alcohol misuse in yourself or a friend, partner or family member.


Helps people whose lives have been affected by drug use

Help for younger mums


Is a national charity working to promote the mental health and emotional well-being of young people. If you are concerned about the mental health of a child or young person call the Parent helpline on 0808 802 5544. Leaflets and booklets from YoungMinds can help young people, parents and professionals to understand when a young person feels troubled and where to find help. Visit


Is a website for young people who have been bereaved, for example if a parent died recently. Visit There is a free phone helpline on 0808 808 1677 open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. RD4U is part of the Cruse Bereavement Care’s Youth Involvement Project which aims to support young people, after the death of someone close to them

The North Yorkshire Youth Support Services

Has lots of information about problems affecting teenagers, and different support services in the NorthYorkshire area.  Visit

Last updated 04 June 2015.  Version 1.5