In an emergency: Call 999
If you are not in immediate danger, call 111, go to your local A&E department, or contact your GP for an emergency appointment.
Contact the Samaritans Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
www.samaritans.org 116 123 (free to call from within the UK and Ireland), 24 hours a day
Use the 'Shout' crisis text line- text SHOUT to 85258
Depression UK aim is to promote mutual support between individuals affected by or at risk from depression, promoting self help, recovery & personal growth. We believe our members are helped if they share their problems with fellow sufferers as they understand what it feels like to suffer from depression. Members can share their thoughts, feelings, hopes, disappointments & successes to offer mutual support to each other.
Helpline: 0808 808 4994
For any age, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you information & support to deal with it all. We’ll connect you to experts & your peers to give you the support & tools you need to face the challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, money to mental health, break-ups to drugs.
Developed in consultation with students who have been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts. Many of their stories and suggestions are included on the site.
If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, you can call Switchboard on 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email firstname.lastname@example.org or use their webchat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.
There are always people who are willing to listen and help no matter what our minds might tell us. Though Mental Health Friends are not professionals, the community is always here to lend an ear or a hand.