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National Crisis Support UK
Resources throughout the UK
Go to your local A&E if you can
You can also go to, or call your nearest accident and emergency department and tell the staff team that you are thinking about suicide, or with a person who is thinking about suicide.
Confidential emotional support
The Samaritans are a 24 hour confidential, listening service providing emotional support for anyone in crisis.
Confidential, anonymous support for men
The Campaign Against Living Miserably offers confidential, anonymous and free support information and signposting to men anywhere in the UK through their helpline.
Prevention of young suicide, for the under 35s
Papyrus is a national confidential helpline for any young people (under 35) at risk of suicide, or anyone worried about a young person at risk of suicide. The helpline is open 10am-10pm Weekdays, 2pm-10pm Weekend, 2pm-5pm Bank Holidays
Out-of-hours mental health helpline
SANE runs a national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. Open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm.
Help and advice about a wide range of issues
Calls are free and confidential and available any time, day or night. Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.
Support for young people under 25
The Mix is the UK's free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don't know where to turn. Open 365 days a year, for absolutely anything you are going through.
Friendship and advice to older people
The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Support to LGBT+ communities in the UK
Switchboard provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through instant messaging. The service is open 10am-10pm every day. All volunteers are self-identifying LGBT+.
For better mental health
Mind's team provides information on a range of topics including: types of mental health problem, where to help help, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy. They will look for details of help and support in your own area. Our lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
We're here for you. If you have a general query about the organisation, call us: 01603 432457
Free phone and web based service
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Breathing Space provides a safe and supportive space by listening, and offering advice and information.
Helpline for people in distress or despair
Lifeline is a free Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. No matter what your age or where you live in Northern Ireland, if you are or someone you know is in distress or despair, Lifeline is here to help.
Community Advice and Listening Line
C.A.L.L. Helpline offers emotional support and information/literature on mental health and related matters to the people of Wales. Anyone concerned about their own mental health or that of a relative or friend can access the service. C.A.L.L. Helpline offers a free confidential listening and support service.
Free 24/7 text service
Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.
We will always try to respond to texters as quickly as possible, however our responses will be longer at times of high demand. We will always respond to high risk texters as a priority. If you are at imminent risk please call 999