If you, or someone you know, is in immediate danger call 999.


Registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

Phone: 116 123 (freephone)
Website: https://www.samaritans.org
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Write a letter:
PO Box 9090


The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) provides listening services, information and support for men at risk of suicide, including web chat (5pm – midnight).

Phone (nationwide): 0800 58 58 58 (5pm – midnight)
Phone (London): 0808 802 58 58 (5pm – midnight)
Website: https://www.thecalmzone.net

The Mix

Essential support for under 25s, including email support and text messaging.

Phone: 0808 808 4994 (5pm – 11pm)
Website: https://www.themix.org.uk


LGBT+ helpline. Provides listening services, information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am – 10pm)
Website: https://switchboard.lgbt
Email: chris@switchboard.lgbt


Nightline is a listening, emotional support, information and supplies service, run by students for students. Nightlines are open at night, run by trained, caring, fellow student volunteers. Nightline can be contacted by phone, face to face, by email or by online chat.

Website: https://www.nightline.ac.uk

Next Generation Text

Provides a talk/type relay service for anyone who has difficulty hearing or being understood when speaking over the phone. The cost of making phone calls through this service depends on your telephone service provider. You can also use the NGT Lite app with your mobile, tablet, or PC.

Website: https://www.ngts.org.uk

Befrienders Worldwide – Volunteer action to prevent suicide

A dynamic and expanding global network of 349 emotional support centres in 32 countries, spanning 5 continents. These centres are staffed by more than 25,000 volunteers who provide vital support to an estimated 7 million service users each year.

Website: https://www.befrienders.org


Provides confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through their helpline, HOPELINEUK. 9am – 10pm weekdays, 2pm – 10pm weekends, 2pm – 10pm bank holidays.

Phone: 0800 068 4141
Text: 07786 209697
Website: https://papyrus-uk.org
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org


Helpline offering practical information and emotional support in a crisis.

Phone: 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm – 10.30pm)
Website: http://sane.org.uk

Stay Alive App

The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

Website: https://www.prevent-suicide.org.uk

C.A.L.L. Helpline

Offers emotional support and information/literature on mental health and related matters to the people of Wales.

Phone: 0800 132 737
Text: 81066
Website: http://callhelpline.org.uk

Helplines Partnership

Directory of helplines available in the UK on their Find A Helpline page which you can search to find support suited to you. Helplines for everything national and local.

Website: https://helplines.org

Mind Infoline

Provides information on a range of topics including types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments, advocacy. They will look for details of help and support in your own area.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
Text: 86463
Website: https://www.mind.org.uk
Email: info@mind.org.uk

NHS 111

Non-emergency medical help and advice for people living in England.

Phone: 111
Website: https://111.nhs.uk

NHS Direct Wales

Non-emergency medical help and advice for people living in Wales.

Phone: 0845 46 47
Website: https://www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk

NHS Choices

Provides information on a wide range of health and social care topics. Includes an online search tool to find GPS and NHS services near you, including day services.

Website: https://www.nhs.uk

Rethink Mental Illness

Charity providing information and support for people experiencing a mental health problem, including an online directory of local support services.

Website: https://www.rethink.org