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Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline Open During Christmas & New Year

Brighter Futures

Thu 7 Dec 2017

The Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline is open evening and weekends 365 days a year, including the Christmas and New Year period, to provide support during what can be a difficult time for many.

The Staffordshire Mental Health Helpline offers support to people who have concerns about their mental health or that of someone they know. It is free to contact the Helpline from landlines, call boxes and mobile networks, and there is no set limit to the call duration.

The Helpline service is a listening service where people can talk through their concerns safely and confidentially, exploring the options available, and offering emotional support where needed. The service can also offer guidance about where to find other locally based support services through the Staffordshire Mental Health Directory.

Christmas & New Year opening times:

24th December: 2pm-2am

25th December: 7pm-2am

26th December: 7pm-2am

31st December: 2pm-2am

1st January: 7pm-2am
 

Ring Out Service

The Helpline operates a ‘Ring-Out’ service from Friday to Sunday inclusive where the Helpline calls you. This service is suitable for people who would benefit from further or long-term support over the weekend. A professional referral is required.

Support Call Service

The Helpline also offers a ‘Support Call’ service, a short term, one week at a time, service offering a call each evening for up to a week, for a person who is experiencing difficulties, stresses or worries at present. A professional referral is required.

Contact the Helpline:

Telephone:  0808 800 2234

Text:07860 022821

Instant messaging service: www.brighter-futures.org.uk

Email: staffordshire.helpline@brighter-futures.org.uk

 

The Helpline is open: Weekdays 7pm - 2am

                                     Weekends 2pm - 2am