Please go to your nearest emergency room (A&E) or call 999 or 112 if you are experiencing a mental health crisis, breakdown, emergency, or in danger due to suicidal thoughts.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to change this. Join the campaign to take a stand against suicide.
We’re supporting more people than ever through this challenging time and currently taking more calls and webchats than usual. This might mean there is a delay when getting in touch with us, but rest assured we’re here and ready to talk.
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.
You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.
Our counsellors are trained staff and volunteers. All sorts of people become Childline counsellors.
They’re all different ages and come from lots of different backgrounds. But what they all have in common is that they want to help young people.
A Childline counsellor:
- will listen to you and is genuine, open and friendly
- knows it takes courage to contact us and isn’t easily shocked
- knows about the problems young people can face
- will let you take your time and won’t judge you or put you down.
HelpGuide is a nonprofit mental health and wellness website. Our mission is to provide empowering, evidence-based information that you can use to help yourself and your loved ones. Over 4 million people from all around the world turn to HelpGuide each month for trustworthy content they can use to improve their mental health and make healthy changes.
We provide fantastic information about self-injury and while we never tell anyone to ‘stop’, we do support people as and when they choose to make changes in their lives.
LifeSIGNS is the user-led small charity creating understanding about self-injury. Founded in 2002, it’s our continuing mission to guide people who hurt themselves towards new ways of coping, when they’re ready for the journey.
Get advice from 111 or ask for an urgent GP appointment if:
- you are not able to speak to your local NHS urgent mental health helpline
- you need help urgently for your mental health, but it’s not an emergency
- you’re not sure what to do
111 will tell you the right place to get help if you need to see someone.
You may be able to speak to a nurse, or mental health nurse, over the phone.
A GP can advise you about helpful treatments and also help you access mental health services. You may be able to refer yourself to some services.
0800 068 4141
The work we do centres around three key principles; Support Equip and Influence.
We provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline, HOPELINEUK.
We engage communities and volunteers in suicide prevention projects and deliver training programmes to individuals and groups. This includes equipping local councils, healthcare professionals and school staff with suicide prevention skills.
We aim to shape national social policy and make a significant contribution to the local and regional implementation of national suicide prevention strategies wherever we can. Our campaigning comes from our passion as individuals, parents, families and communities who have been touched personally by young suicide. We press for change in many places using hard-hitting and dynamic campaigns as well as presenting evidence to those in power so that lessons can be learned and learning implemented to help save young lives.
Text Shout to 85258
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, 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.
Shout exists in the US as ‘Crisis Text Line’, but this is the first time the tried and tested technology has come to the UK.
The anonymised data we collate gives us unique insights into mental health trends to help improve people’s lives.
Various other helplines can be found here:
We strive to offer a representation of the communities we serve, with an aim to not replicate the imbalances in society.