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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

If you are able to keep yourself safe, but still require urgent advice, call 111, Option 2, or NHS Direct (0845 46 47) if you live in Wales

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)

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: 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)
NHS mental health services

Find information, advice and local services on the NHS website. You can also get advice from the NHS 111 phone service.

*Remember that these services are available for people who are going through difficulties. You are not wasting anyone’s time!