Resources

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:

Samaritans

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

  • www.samaritans.org

  • 116 123 (free to call from within the UK and Ireland)

  • Email: jo@samaritans.org

  • Mind

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

  • www.mind.org.uk

  • InfoLine: 0300 123 3393 to call, or text 86463

  • Email info@mind.org.uk

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    Rethink Mental Illness

  • www.rethink.org

  • National Advice Service: 0300 5000 927 (Open 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday)

  • Email advice@rethink.org

  • PAPYRUS UK

    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).

  • www.papyrus-uk.org

  • Helpline: 0800 068 4141

  • Text: 07860039967

  • Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

  • YoungMinds

  • www.youngminds.org.uk

  • 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)

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    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.

  • www.thecalmzone.net

  • Helpline: 0800 58 58 58 

  • Webchat: www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/

  • 5pm to midnight, every day of the year

     

    Sane

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

  • Support Forum: www.sane.org.uk

  • Call 07984 967 708 and leave a message, giving your first name and a contact number, and someone will call you back as soon as possible

  • Saneline: 0300 304 7000 (currently unavailable)

  • Textcare: http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/textcare/

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    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.