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If you need help now

If you are worried about your own, or someone else’s suicidal thoughts or feelings, take the following action:

  • For an emergency or life threatening situation ALWAYS call 999
  • For other Mental Health concerns make an URGENT appointment with your GP

If you need to talk to someone

  • NHS Crisis Team - find your local telephone number online or via the Hub of Hope app
  • NHS Let’s Talk Guidance, courses and talking therapy: 0800 073 2200
  • Samaritans 116 123: text Shout to 85258 to talk to a trained crisis worker
  • Under 35's can contact "Papyrus Hopelink" by calling: 0800 068141 or texting: 07786 209697
  • CALM helpline for men: 0800 585858

Useful apps

  • Hub of Hope – find support in your area
  • Stay Alive
  • Big White Wall
  • DistrACT

Signposting for additional help

  • Childline – if you are a child or young person you may want to speak to Childline: 0800 1111
  • Sane – leading UK mental health charity. They work to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness:
  • The Independence Trust provide a range of services that’ll support you in strengthening you emotional and physical wellbeing. Support is tailored to your needs:
  • Counselling Directory – they have a page on suicidal thoughts which can be found here:
  • The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC) is an alliance of the leading charities dealing with suicide prevention and mental health issues. The TASC website is an educational and resource hub. They do not provide direct services but have information about members and their work:
  • BACP are the professional association that ensures counsellors meet professional standards. You can find a therapist in their directory: