If you are in a crisis right now

If you feel like you might attempt suicide or harm yourself in some way, you need to seek urgent medical care. Please do the following:

- call 999
- go straight to your local A&E


If you can ensure your safety but are still wanting further support, please contact your GP at your earliest opportunity.

If you are needing further support or advice, here are some useful resources to contact:


Available 24 hours a day, provides confidential, emotional support for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts, feeling hopeless or in despair.


Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm (except bank holidays).


Rethink Mental Illness


PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They support young people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, as well as people concerned about someone else.

Their HopelineUK service is open 9am - midnight every day of the year (including weekends and bank holidays).



  • Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm, excluding bank holidays)

  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258 (available 24/7)


Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

A helpline for people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support.

5pm to midnight, every day of the year



SANE services provide practical help, emotional support and specialist information to individuals affected by mental health problems, their family, friends and carers.


NHS mental health services

Find information, advice and local services on the NHS website. You can also get advice from the NHS 111 phone service.