If you are in imminent danger of taking your own life, harming yourself or harming someone else, please stop long enough to read this...

When you are feeling desperate or in crisis, talk to someone, tell them how you feel and remember it's okay to ask for help during difficult times.

If you can't confide in someone you know…

  • talk to your GP
  • dial 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (A&E)
  • get in touch with your local crisis home treatment team if you have one
  • speak to someone who is trained to listen

We have included some useful contact details below including the Samaritans and emergency services.

Help and resources

  • Samaritans

    24-hour telephone helpline offering emotional support to people experiencing distress or despair.
    Telephone: 08457 90 90 90
  • Emergency Services

    You can ask to stay on the line while you wait for help to arrive.
    Telephone: 999 - calls to this number are free
  • HOPELineUK

    Non-judgmental support, practical advice and information for children, teenagers and young people. Monday to Friday 10am - 10pm, Saturday & Sunday 2pm - 5pm.
    Telephone: 0800 068 41 41 or Text: 07786 209697
  • Mind Infoline

    Help and advice line for people with mental health problems. Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm.
    Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Notices and promotions

  • You are not alone

    Samaritans 24 hour helpline:
    08457 90 90 90

    Emergency Services (24hr):

    0800 068 41 41

    Mind Infoline:
    0300 123 3393

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