If you think you or someone you know may be at immediate risk of harming themselves, phone 999 or go to A&E.
While walking in the mountains and being in nature can help you manage your mental health and wellbeing, if you are struggling to manage your thoughts and feelings it’s important you reach out and tell someone. There are lots of sources of support and treatments available.
If you are at risk of harming yourself, seek help immediately. You can call 999 and ask for an ambulance or go to A&E. If you don’t want to do that, or just need some advice and support, here are some other sources of information and support that you may find useful.
Other sources of support:
Samaritans (available 24/7), phone 116 123
Your GP, or out of hours, phone 111
Please remember that walking in the mountains may or may not be appropriate if you are in a state of distress. Please take care of yourself first.
Mind, the mental health charity, is the official charity partner for Mountains for the Mind. They won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. They provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. www.mind.org.uk
Their network of around 130 local Minds provide quality mental health services to people who need them in England and Wales. Unfortunately, they don’t currently work in Scotland or Northern Ireland, but their Information services - including the information on their website, the booklets and the confidential Infoline - are available to all. For information on mental health conditions and support, call Mind's Infoline on 0300 123 3393 (lines open 9am - 6pm, Monday – Friday), text 86463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland and are looking for mental health information, advice or support, you may find the following organisations helpful: