If you feel you are in a crisis and may attempt to hurt yourself, or if anyone you know may be in danger, then please do not use this website. We do not want you to feel alone, so please know that there are services available to provide you with immediate help and support, whenever you need it.
UK & Republic of Ireland
In an emergency, call 999 for an ambulance
Go straight to A&E if you are able to
Call your GP to book an emergency appointment (these are offered for mental and physical health concerns)
Samaritans 24/7 helpline: 116 123 (UK and ROI) (free from any phone)
- You can also call the Samaritans Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day)
Shout: Text SHOUT to 85258
If you live in Wales contact C.A.L.L.: Freephone 0800 132 737 or text help to 81066
Nightline: If you are a student, you can look at the Nightline website: https://www.nightline.ac.uk/want-to-talk/ to see whether your university or college offers a night-time listening line.
If you are experiencing any form of domestic abuse call National Domestic Abuse 24/7 helpline: 0808 2000 247. As it may be difficult to pick up the phone they also operate an online live chat service: Monday – Friday, 3pm – 10pm.
If you are in an emergency situation, please call 999
Other sources of advice and support:
- Parents helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm, excluding bank holidays)
- YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258 (available 24/7)
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
- www.thecalmzone.net (5pm to midnight, every day of the year)
- Helpline: 0800 58 58 58
- Webchat: www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/
NHS mental health services
*Remember that these services are available for people who are going through difficulties. You are not wasting anyone’s time!