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Mental wellbeing and financial welfare – out of hours support

Crisis Helplines

We understand some students may find themselves in difficulties and unsure of who to contact when the College is closed. Please find contact information below which some students may find useful.

HOPELINE247 – If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be you can contact HOPELINE247 for confidential support and practical advice.
Call: 0800 068 4141 Text: 07860039967 Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

SHOUT is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is in crisis or struggling to cope.

Text “SHOUT” to 85258

Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for anyone in crisis or needing urgent mental health support.

Call: 116 123

Further support:

There are many other services that are available for mental health support within the community. To find out more please visit the Health and Wellbeing directory.

If you find yourself in need of hardship support regarding housing or financial difficulties, please visit the financial welfare support page.

If you would like to access in college support or be referred to external services for mental health and wellbeing support, please complete a SPA referral form and email this through to HWB-SPA@barnsley.ac.uk.

If you are concerned about your safety or the safety of someone else, please call the emergency services on 999.

Last updated: 15th December 2023

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