The First Response Service (FRS)
The First Response Service (FRS) puts mental health first. It provides 24-hour access, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to mental health care, advice and support.
Contact the FRS by dialling 111 and selecting option 2. The phone will be answered by a trained mental health professional who will be able to listen to concerns and help get the support needed. With permission, they can also access medical records to better meet needs. They can offer advice over the phone, put the caller in contact with their crisis services or even refer the caller to a Sanctuary - safe places run by mental health charity, Mind in Cambridgeshire. The Sanctuaries offer short-term practical and emotional support between 6pm and 1am, seven days a week.
Mental Health First Aid
If you are looking to support mental health in your workplace, school or community, you may be interested in a toolkit of free downloadable materials. The take 10 Together toolkit includes posters, infographics, videos and social media shareables all designed to promote mental health awareness. These are available on the Mental Health First Aid website - https://mhfaengland.org/take-10-together-toolkit/
The YMCA counselling service offers confidential counselling to 13 - 25 years olds in the Huntingdonshire and Fenland areas.
Anxiety Work and Exploring Depression
Centre 33 has developed a leaflet for family and friends who want to support someone who self-harms.