Do you need urgent help?

If you need to speak to someone right now, here are some confidential options which provide 24/7 support.  If you're worried you might hurt yourself or someone else, please call 999, or go to your nearest A and E.

Lifeline

For people who are experiencing distress or despair.

0808 808 8000

Childline

Helps anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

0800 1111

Samaritans

24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You don't have to be suicidal to call us

Help In A Crisis

Sometimes, things can become too difficult to cope with on our own. This page contains places you can go to for urgent help.

I need urgent help

If you need to speak to someone right now, here are some confidential options which provide 24/7 support.  If you're worried you might hurt yourself or someone else, please call 999, or go to your nearest A and E.

Lifeline

For people who are experiencing distress or despair.

0808 808 8000

Childline

Helps anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

0800 1111

Samaritans

Available 24/7, 365 days a year. The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.

116 123

If you need urgent support but don't want to go to A&E, you could:

  • contact your Out of Hours GP service for an emergency appointment
  • contact your local community mental health crisis team 

If you're worried about someone else, see our information supporting someone. 

 

Helplines

 

  • If you're experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANEline on 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day).

 

 

 

  • If you're under 35 and experiencing suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling, you can call Papyrus HOPELINEUK on 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm), email pat@papyrus-uk.org or text 07786 209 697.

 

 

  • Students can look on the Nightline website to see if your university or college offers a night-time listening service. Nightline phone operators are all students too.

 

  • If you identify as LGBT, you can contact Cara-Friend LGBT switchboard on 0808 8000 390 FREE from landlines and most mobiles. The hours are: Monday-Friday: 1pm – 4pm and Wednesdays: 6pm – 9pm

Find online mental health support

The online spaces below are moderated - that means they have a team who make sure that people are using the community safely. 

  • Elefriends is Mind's online peer support community for anyone over the age of 18.  Visit www.elefriends.org.uk 

 

 

 

 

Apps