We are so happy to have a text message support service now available.
The service, a partnership between The PANDAS Foundation, powered by Mental Health Innovations and thanks to the support of our corporate partner Huggies UK offers free, accessible, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support for any parent or carer who is struggling to cope.
Anyone feeling anxious, stressed, lonely, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who needs support can use the service by texting the word ‘PANDAS’ to 85258, any time of the day or night.
To start a conversation:
● text the word ‘PANDAS’ to 85258
● you’ll then receive four automated messages before being connected to a trained volunteer
● once connected, the volunteer will listen to anything that is troubling you, providing support and signposting to services where appropriate.
The service is free, anonymous and doesn’t appear on phone bills. Users don’t need to register, download an app or use mobile data.
The new service will run alongside our other support services.
Click here for more information about the service.
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If you need urgent help….
If you need urgent help or are worried about a loved one, call the Samaritans on 116 123 or the emergency services on 999.